Though I’m unable to confirm it at this time, I believe this was originally a theatre. Since 1986, it has been home to the Gibson Lodge No. 257, F. & A. M.
Tag Archives: North Georgia Theatres & Auditoriums
Like many of Georgia’s historic theatres, the Holly has been restored and still shows movies and serves as a popular performance space.
National Register of Historic Places
Originally part of the Martin Theatres group, the President was designed by Atlanta architects McKendree Tucker and Albert Howell. It was named the President, of course, for FDR’s association with the area. After many years of serving Manchester, it closed in the 1980s. The facade has been restored but I’m unable to locate much information on the progress of the overall project at this time.
Built by the Martin chain in the early 1950s, the interesting architecture of this theatre has been a central feature of downtown Thomson ever since. It became a twin theatre about 30 years ago and is open as a first-run venue today. The blocks above the marquee once read MARTIN. This central part of the historic downtown, on Main Street (busy US Highway 78) is the most visually interesting to me.
Thomson Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Placces
Union Point Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
This theatre closed in the early 1960s and was abandoned for many years. From 1984 until 1997 it was a furniture store and from 1997-2007 it was a harness and saddlery shop. Community volunteers have led its revitalization for several years and though they still aren’t finished, it’s looking nice.