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Georgia Theatre

1986 Photo from the Billy Smith & Don Lewis collection.
215 N Lumpkin St
Athens GA 30601

Closed Live Theatre
Record #7553  
 Opened: 1935
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Night Club
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Elite, Carafe & Draft
 Previously operated by: Georgia Theatre Company

The Elite, originally occupying the first floor of the YMCA building previously on the site, was built in 1935. The Georgia continued into the 1970s as a concert venue before closing in 1981. It reopened the next year as the Georgia Carafe and Draft Theater, but was once again holding concerts as the Georgia by 1989. The Georgia was gutted by a fire in the morning hours of June 19, 2009. The nightclub reopened in 2011.

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1986 photos from the Don Lewis collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 9/11/2011.

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