We believe in being guided by how our residents want the theater to be used. We conducted surveys of our local residents and found they want:
- Music 92 respondents
- Movies 51
- Plays 46
- Meetings/Gatherings 40
- Events/Parties/Weddings 34
- Dancing 30
- Shows(art/craft,comedy) 22
- Dinners(movie/theater) 15
- Bingo 14
- Markets 9
They would attend:
- As much as possible 41 respondents
- Every weekend 10
- Once a month 8
- Weekly 4
- With our residents wishes as our guide, we started to have the events they wanted.
- Southern Influence Singers: 185 people listened to a live country and folk singing group.
- Gospel Evening: 130 people enjoyed an evening of 8 local and regional gospel singers.
- Giant Garage Sale: 500 people and 40 vendors sold "everything under the sun" and had a great time doing it. They all wanted to come back.
- Gospel and Country Music Evening: Twice as much fun and music for the 75 people who enjoyed the event.
- Town Hall Meeting: 95 people including Federal,State and Local government representatives heard what our Downtown Development achievements and plans were. There was a delicious free BBQ dinner afterwords.
- "Elvis is Back" Evening: 175 people packed the theater to hear 4 hours of wonderful live Elvis songs...everybody started swinging.
- Giant Indoor Garage Sale: Due to popular demand the event was repeated. 300 people and 35 vendors again had a profitable and entertaining day.
- An Evening of Jazz with Gwen Hughes and the Retro Jazz Kats:
In cooperation with the Georgia Council for the Arts "Grass Roots Arts" Program and with advertising support from the Greene County Tourism Committee, an evening of old, original and modern jazz was enjoyed by 75 guests in a "jazz club" decorated theater.
- Try Your Hand At Art: In cooperation with the Georgia Council for the Arts "Grass Roots Arts" Program, 12 professional, multi-medium artists taught 41 children and adults how to draw, dance, play dulcimers/guitars/pianos, tell stories, create wire and clay art, paint in oil and acrylic,write poetry and decorate food. It was a great success.
- Ticket to Ride: This bike ride from Athens to Union Point follows the proposed Rails to Trails trail following the old railroad bed. Riders leave Athens about 9 AM and may turn back to Athens at one of several rest stops along the way. Those who ride to Union Point as the final rest stop and turn around point will have ridden 80 plus miles when the return to Athens. The numbers grow each year.
- Jason LaPalme A benefit concert was held for theatre restoration in November of 2014. Jason is a hometown boy and a great evening was had by all.
- Ticket to Ride Date for 2015 is March 21. Info on Rails to Trails Facebook page.