Historic Appalachian Theater purchased for renovation

The Historic Appalachian Twin Theatre is undergoing renovations on Kings street in downtown Boone. ATHC Board of Trustees Chair John Cooper hopes to restore theatre to resemble the original art-deco design. Photo by Rachel Krauza  |  The Appalachian
The community theater organization Appalachian Theatre of the High Country has acquired the historic Appalachian Twin Theater and plans to restore its original 1938 art-deco appearance and structure.

The organization, which strives to strengthen the Appalachian region’s theatrical culture, reimbursed the town of Boone for $624,500 in July. 

This move comes after a series of back-and-forth negotiations between the organization and the town.

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