Built in 1919 as a vaudeville house, The Darress Theater is one of the last remaining “reverse theaters” in the country where the audience enters from under the screen and stage. This unique design had a practical purpose. As the theater was constructed on a hillside, it was easier to allow the slope of the auditorium floor to follow the contour of the land. During it`s vaudeville days, it hosted such notable entertainers as Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen and Houdini.
In addition to a screening of LIVE AND LET DIE next weekend (January 14th and 15th), The Darress Theater will be running one of the theatrical releases of the MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E series entitled ONE OF OUR SPIES IS MISSING starting at 10:15 p.m. The double feature rate will apply if you attend both films ($9.00 adults, $4.50 kids). Vintage spy trailers will be shown in between. Great family fun!
The Darress Theater website has details on movies, showtimes, and directions.