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.
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