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Photo Gallery | Georgia Theatre reopened its doors this past weekend

Athens, GA --  A little more than two years after a fire gutted Athens’ beloved Georgia Theatre, the venue has reopened  and is in the midst of a two-week long grand reopening sure to please many a music lover.

The historic theatre, which was built in 1889 and converted to a music venue in 1978, was destroyed by a fire on June 9, 2009.


The Georgia Theatre's two-week grand opening kicked off on Aug. 1 with a sold out show from The Glands and continued Tuesday night with a show by Chuck Leavell.

On Saturday, the first weekend performance of the reopening featured hip-hop electronic music acts Gramatik and RJD2.


Although classes at UGA don’t start until Aug. 15, there was no shortage of a young heads bobbing to the beats in the new space. Concert goers got a cool breeze from the theatre’s new massive ceiling fans and the rebuilt venue now boasts five levels and a rooftop bar.

According to owner Wilmot Greene, the renovations and rebuilding cost $4.4 million.


The reopening continues until Aug. 14.  For more information on upcoming concerts, visit the Georgia Theatre’s website.

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