Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2016 - 44

CHUCK ALMAREZ

Right:
Masonic
Theatre box
seats, 2016

CHUCK ALMAREZ

Left:
Masonic
Theatre box
seats, 2015

paign coordinator, wearing
coats in the cold office of the
theatre restoration nonprofit,
Appalachian Theatre of the
High Country.
The story they tell is rich
with historical detail. The Appalachian Theatre opened
its doors in 1938, the only
known Art Deco building in
Watauga County. The owners
stopped one chair short of creating a 1,000-seat theatre to
avoid additional taxes. It must
have been beautiful, reported
to have featured lime green,
44 BlueRidgeCountry.com

CHUCK ALMAREZ

Right:
Masonic
Theatre
view from
stage, 2016

CHUCK ALMAREZ

Left:
Masonic
Theatre
view from
stage, 2015

white and black tiles and a
massive projecting marquis illuminated with hundreds of
red, yellow and white lights.
The list of first-run movies the Appalachian hosted
reads like a history of Hollywood: "Gone with the Wind,"
of course; "Hamlet" with Laurence Olivier; Brigitte Bardot
in "A Woman Like Satin;"
"Great Expectations;" "King
Kong vs. Godzilla;" "Easy Rider." Numerous stars shone on
the Appalachian's stage in the
theatre's heyday: Uncle Dave


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