Paul Poag Theatre for the Performing Arts
746 S. Main Street,
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Paul Poag Theatre for the Performing Arts (Official)
Architects: Jack M. Corgan
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Rita Theatre
The Rita Theatre was built on the site of the Strand Theatre/Rita Theatre which had been destroyed by fire February 26, 1943. The new Rital Theatre was designed to the plans of architect Jack Corgan and opened September 20, 1943 with “Fight for Freedom”. It was closed in 1978 when it was listed with 879 seats.
On December 16, 1983 it reopened as the Paul Poag Theatre for the Performing Arts.
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