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If These Walls Could Talk: The Historic Academy Theatre

Find out how this theatre withstood fire, weather damage, segregation, and hard economic times, but eventually closed for 60 years deteriorating from the inside out. Hear the gripping history of the theatre from Geoffrey Kershner, Executive Director of the Academy Center of the Arts, and how it has been fully renovated to be a jewel in the crown of downtown Lynchburg.

Geoff also shares why he felt it was important to celebrate that upon the theatre’s reopening it would be an integrated facility unlike when it closed in 1958.

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