Fox Theatre Institute Awards Southside Theatre Guild Historic Preservation Grant
Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) has awarded the community staple a $75,000 historic preservation grant. This grant is to cover the expenses of replacing the roof.
The Southside Theatre Guild was formed in 1973 under the combined direction of the Fairburn-Palmetto Junior Women’s Club, six-term Georgia House Representative Helen Selman, and former Radio City Rockette Doris Russell. The group first used the former Fairburn Scout Hut as its meeting and rehearsal space and performances were held in local school gymnasiums.
In 1975, the old movie theater in Fairburn became available and renovations began. The building was donated to Southside Theatre Guild, and the group has produced more than 200 shows. They've continue to produce a minimum of four shows per year.
Southside Theatre Guild’s mission is to benefit the South Metro Atlanta community by providing entertaining shows throughout the year and by giving local volunteers the opportunity to contribute and experience all the advantages of being involved in the theatrical arts.