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Reeves Theater preservation group starts blog

December 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Friends of the historic Reeves Theater in Elkin have started an Internet blog to promote the theater’s restoration.

The web site,, includes information about the 389-seat theater, which was opened in 1941, and recent articles about the restoration program.

The restoration of the Reeves Theater is an effort spearheaded by the Tri-County Citizens Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its goals are to create a lively center for the arts serving the Yadkin Valley region and to return the Reeves to its former role as the cultural center of downtown Elkin, one of Surry County’s historic cities.

This is the second-such restoration project in Surry County. In the 1990s, the Surry Arts Council acquired and restored a similar former movie theater in Mount Airy. The Downtown Cinema on Main Street shows second-run feature films, weekly Spanish-language movies and family-friendly pictures for parents and children. It also hosts live stage performances, including concerts and weekly jam sessions, and is the home of the long-running “Merry-Go-Round,” a weekly program of live country, gospel and old-time music presented by WPAQ Radio, The Voice of the Blue Ridge.

For more information about restored movie theaters, visit

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