Mars Theatre

117 N. Chattanooga Street,
LaFayette, GA 30728

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Functions: Live Theatre, Performing Arts

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Before and after 2013 renovation

The Mars Theatre was opened in 1931 and closed in the 1950’s. The building suffered a fire in 2007. It was renovated in 2013, and reopened on September 1, 2013 as the home of Northwest Georgia Arts Guild, operating as a performance arts center and also cinematic arts.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The Street View currently on display dates from 2007, four years before the Mars Theatre building suffered a major fire which is depicted on this web page. The Mars Theatre opened in 1931, and closed in the 1950s.

An outfit called Mars Theatre District maintains a a Facebook page with numerous photos of the renovations which have been undertaken since the fire. There is also this vintage photo showing the Mars Theatre sometime around 1940.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Here is another vintage photo of the Mars Theatre from Mars Theater District’s Facebook photo album. The movies Above and Beyond and Battle Zone, displayed on posters above the marquee, were both released in 1952.

MarsTheatreInc on August 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Joe , if you have any other information regarding the Mars, please let us know. We are trying to come up with a more complete history but have not been able to find much in the way of detail. Thanks

Trolleyguy on May 12, 2016 at 6:29 am


David_Schneider on November 14, 2018 at 11:55 am

I caught a glimpse of the Mars on October 28th, 2018 while riding past aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Summerville Steam Special excursion train.

davidcoppock on November 14, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Did they screen Mars attacks here? Did they sell Mars bars?

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