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Massac Theater Grand Plan Reveal Hometown Celebration is July 22

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Come to 5th and Market Streets in Metropolis where the floor plans for the renovation of the Massac Theatre will be revealed!

July 22, 2017, 5:00-10:00 p.m.
119 W. 5th Street, Metropolis

Guest speakers include:
♦ Lisa Gower, President of Save The Massac
♦  Mayor Billy McDaniel, City of Metropolis
♦  Gail White of White & Borgognono Architects

Film Presentations
♦  Our Progress in Pictures
♦  The Save the Massac Promotion Video featuring Characters from Metropolis
♦  After Dark Feature Film: The Majestic starring Jim Carrey

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  • 5:00 PM  Music with Mike Hardison & Friends
  • 6:00 PM  Music with the Melungeons
  • 7:00 PM  Program Speakers and Presentation of the Floor Plans of Massac Theatre
  • 7:30 PM  Our Progress in Pictures and the Save the Massac Promotion Video
  • 8:30 PM  After Dark Feature Film, The Majestic starring Jim Carrey

Free food and drink for attendees while supplies last – Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Sodas and Water. Attendees will have a chance to win prizes and must be present to win. Bring your chair and enjoy an evening of fun and celebration.

For information contact Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or 618-638-2139 or gowerlisa@savethemassac.com.  Website

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Save The Massac Porkburger Lunch is April 19

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Save the Massac Porkburger Lunch

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
in front of the Massac Theatre
119 W. 5th St., Metropolis

Dinner will include a porkburger sandwich, potato chips, homemade dessert and drink.  All for only $7.

You can eat there, get it to go, or they will deliver it to you. For delivery, please place your order by Tuesday, April 18 by calling 618-524-7986.

So many exciting things are happening with the Massac Theatre and you can be a part of it. Help bring Massac Theatre movie memories back to life.

Save the Massac Soup and Salad Luncheon is Nov. 13


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.

Scott Long Comedy Show & Save the Massac Benefit Auction is June 13

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Scott Long Comedy Show and Save the Massac Benefit Auction
7:00 p.m.  Doors open
7:30 p.m.  Scott Lang Comedy
9:00 p.m.  Benefit Auction
Baymont Theater, 203 East Front St., Metropolis

Admission to both Scott Long’s comedy show and the Save The Massac Benefit Auction is $20.  Tickets can be purchased for the Auction only for $10. For advance tickets, go to website or contact the Chamber at 618-524-2714. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Welcome to a Reality Show on-stage. Scott Long shares his story of how quickly life can go from urban hipster to suburban dipster, which happens when you become a father of twins at 40. While many have left to chase some LA or NYC dream, Scott is proudly rooted in his Fly Over Country life. Growing up in the cornstalk ghetto of Iowa and a proud Hawkeye grad, Scott has toured the country non-stop for 2 decades, performing in 40 different states. If you have been looking for a comedian who discusses porn and minivans or Lollapalooza and the Wiggles all in the same joke, this is your show. Scott has appeared on NBC, FOX-TV, ESPN, XM radio, and the Bob and Tom Show. He’s in his 11th season writing the Frank Caliendo sketches for the emmy-nominated NFL on FOX pregame show. Known for his hilarious interactions with the audience, no two Scott Long shows are ever the same.

 His latest show is called Good Dad…Not a Great Dad and it’s a hilariously edgy, but sometimes poignant exploration of having twins at 40 years old.

 Scott has also written a book of comedic essays entitled Dysfunctional Thoughts of a 21st Century Man, plus released 2 comedy CD’s and 2 comedy DVD’s.  His stand-up comedy blog, Fly Over Comedy (scottcomedy.com) gets 1000′s of hit each week.

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Join us for an evening of excitement as superhero items go up for bid to help us restore The Massac Theatre- Metropolis’ 1930’s Art-Deco movie house!

The Save The Massac Benefit Auction will feature Superman, Superhero & Villain, and other comics collectibles and treasures. There will be a cash bar during the auction and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Save The Massac Group is accepting Superhero-related items for the auction and a receipt will be provided for tax purposes. For information contact Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714.

Save The Massac Breakfast with Superheroes
Saturday morning
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.  Session A
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Session B

Also, on Saturday, two breakfast sessions will be held at Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market Street, Metropolis.

Dine with your favorite superheroes and help out a great cause! The Save the Massac Theatre Committee presents a special breakfast for kids and kids of all ages at Happy Hearts restaurant. Costumed superheroes will be on hand for photo ops and to interact with the crowd.

Admission includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, and a choice of orange juice, milk, or coffee as well as a special souvenir.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for children. Limited seating. For tickets or information, contact the Metropolis Chamber at 618-524-2714.

1st Annual George Rogers Discovery Bike Ride (cancelled)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 (cancelled)
1st Annual George Rogers Discovery Bike Ride
7:30 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. Ride begins
Superman Square, Metropolis

(Metropolis Chamber announced the cancellation of the George Rogers Clark Discovery Ride. All participants/sponsors who have pre-paid will receive a refund in mail.)

The ride begins in front of the Superman Statue on Superman Square and will continue through the streets of Metropolis, before entering Fort Massac State Park. Once in the park, the the ride continues on the bike trail to Brookport City Park before returning to Metropolis. The full trip is a leisurely, scenic 20 miles. You will pass the Superman Statue and the Hope Light Lighthouse, along the banks of the Ohio River. You will also see the historic Fort Massac and continue through the park on a flat, smoothly paved trail.

For an additional fee, lunch will be provided by the Save the Massac Theatre committee. Proceeds from the lunch will go towards renovating the 1938 Art Deco Movie Theatre in Metropolis.

Entries received by September 12 will receive an official GRC Discovery Ride shirt with entry fee of $30. All entries received after September 12 will receive a shirt as long as supplies last with entry fee of $40. All participants must have an registration form, and participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants mush wear a helmet.

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