Knox Theatre, 1936, Warrenton

Warrenton GA Warren County Knox Theatre Restored Movie House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

I first visited Warrenton in Autumn 2012 as the Project Photographer for the Fox Theatre Institute and made documentary images of the structure, including its abandoned interior. The community is presently restoring this local icon which will eventually anchor its historic downtown. The people of Warrenton were some of the nicest I’ve ever met in all my travels around Georgia and I was glad to return in 2013 for the Fox Theatre Revival Tour, showcasing progress that’s been made on the Knox.

Warrenton GA Warren County Histori Knox Theatre Restored Marquee Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

The historic marquee and Art Deco entrance have already been restored.

Warrenton GA Warren County Knox Theatre Restored Movie House Art Deco Entrance Double Doors Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

I’m glad I was able to capture the original seats; they had such great character.

Warrenton GA Warren County Histori Knox Theatre Original Seats Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

But my favorite part of the theatre was the projectionist’s booth, which looked as it probably did they last time a movie was shown there, decades ago.

Warrenton GA Warren County Histori Knox Theatre Abandoned Projectionists Booth Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Here’s a look at the poster used on the tour.

Fox-theatre-institute-Theatre-Revival-Tour-poster-warrenton-georgia-vanishing-north-georgia-2014

Downtown Warrenton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under --WARREN COUNTY GA--, Warrenton GA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s