About Save The Massac:
Built in 1938, the Massac Theatre was a beautiful Art Deco movie theatre and the cultural center in Metropolis, Illinois. After 40 years of movies on the screen and live entertainment on its stage, the theatre closed its doors and sat empty for 30 years.
When the theatre appeared on the City of Metropolis’ demolition list, the Save the Massac group was formed to save the theatre. After many, many fundraisers, and help from Larry Ward, the Save the Massac not-for-profit group now owns the Theatre.
Save The Massac is working towards saving this historic building and giving it a new purpose that will serve the community. Save the Massac volunteers say the theatre could be used to house a welcome center to Metropolis, the Chamber of Commerce, public restrooms and office space that can be rented to help pay for operational costs. And of course, they would like a movie theatre complete with a stage that can be used for both the public and school system for plays and assemblies.
The roof of the theatre has been replaced. The group is now raising money to fix the bricks damaged by water, and there is much more to be done. Save the Massac invites you to help restore this “fine old lady” of Metropolis.