Globe Theater Grand Opening

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

The Globe Theatre formal Grand opening will be this Saturday, Feb. 27 with a red-carpet event, fireworks and two shows with Dale Watson.

The Globe was built in 1935 and on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. that same year the theatre aired its first show with a total of 528 tickets sold that night between two showings.

In 1943, when the world had changed after WWII the theatre was sold and continued to run under various owners until it closed permanently in the 1980’s and slowly deteriorated.

When childhood friends Zach Hamilton and Lance Regier saw the potential of restoring and bringing the Globe back to life they started trying to purchase it in 1998 from Tommy Knight, who had owned the building for decades before.

It was not until 2009 that Knight finally sold the building to Hamilton and Regier and they began to restore it.

“It is definitely a love-hate relationship. The time and effort for restoration has definitely taken it's toll, but we are excited to see what the future holds now that Globe Theatre is open for business,” said Lance Regier in a previous interview.

 “There will be two shows with Dale Watson. The first being a private event for our Kickstarter supports and the second is general admission,” said Regier.

“And the plans for the formal grand opening will include Sky lights, red carpet, the whole enchilada, you don’t want to miss it,” said Regier.

For more information on The Globe visit www.globetheatretx.com or their FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Globe-Theatre-TX or email them at info@globetheatretx.com.

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