Mars Theatre, 1945, Springfield


Operated from 1945 until 1957, the Mars Theatre was a popular gathering place in Springfield. After many years of alternative use and eventually a state of decline, the City of Springfield, with the assistance of the Fox Theatre Institute, is in the process of renovating this important landmark.

The glass brick entryway has already been replaced, as seen in the image above.




Here, Springfield City Manager Brett Bennett inspects the projection booth. Brett, along with Gussie Nease and Erin Rahn, are leading the local effort to bring back this landmark with the assistance of the Fox Theatre Institute. The Institute is the nation’s leading theatre preservation organization.


Filed under --EFFINGHAM COUNTY GA--, Springfield GA

4 responses to “Mars Theatre, 1945, Springfield

  1. Rebecca Cunningham Wasson

    You should come back and see the transformation! Beautiful and in full use with first run movies AND concerts.

  2. G.P.S.

    Has there ever been a paranormal group that has investigated it

  3. Martha Dillard

    Im so glad to see they are preseving this old landmark.

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