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The Past...

The Miller Theater, opened in 1940, was at one time one of the grandest theaters in Augusta. Designed by architect Roy A. Benjamin, it reflects the typical Arte Moderne style, complete with glass blocks and curved neon marquee. It is currently the last remaining theater of this type in Georgia.

In the decline of downtown Augusta in the early to mid '80s, the theater was forced to close and sat unused. Over the years, the theater had been damaged by the elements, and was on the verge of being condemned.

Stars like Eddy Arnold and Katherine Hepburn have performed at or visited Augusta's Miller Theater. The world premiere of the film `The Three Faces of Eve' was held at the Miller Theater. Even in it's last days, the theater was the home for Augusta's own performing arts groups such as the Augusta Ballet and the Augusta Players.


The Present...

In the summer of 2005, after looking at the building for several years, Peter S. Knox IV, a local businessman and entrepreneur purchased the theater, with the vision that the Miller can be restored to serve the present and future generations.

The first stage of the project will be to repair the weather-damaged roof, which has caused extensive damage to the entranceway, balcony, and to the ceiling above the lower seating area. It will commence in early to mid October, and once finished, will prevent further damage. To view pictures of the state of the roof before the repairs start, please visit the media page.


The Future...

What does the future hold for the Miller Theater? Only time will tell... If you wish to get involved in the project in some way, please visit the link at the top of the page labeled `Get Involved' for more information!



Please visit the other sections of the website to view photographs, videos, and other sites related to the Miller Theater!