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Athens' Georgia Theatre engulfed in flames

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Doesn't look good for one of the city's most famous venues.


    Nothing posted on the Banner-Herald site, which is utterly inexcusable.

    An editor's note on the ABH site says the fire knocked out power in the downtown Athens area, which the ABH building is at the end of. They've now got a story posted. Roof is partially collapsed, and the owner says the interior is likely destroyed, but the exterior walls may be OK.

    Power outage is a tough blow, but that's why you've got to have backup plans for this sort of thing. Someone in Augusta should be able to at least put something up on the ABH site.

  2. lisa_simpson

    lisa_simpson Active Member

    I've seen a few pictures of the fire, thanks to some local friends and Twitter (yay, social media!). It looks as though the majority of the damage is in the rear of the venue, and that the structure itself might be okay.
  3. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    Looks like the outside shell will live on, but the roof is gone and the interior is toast.

    Pretty simple math: Decades of spilled beer + Old wood + No sprinklers.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if the New Orleans and Biloxi papers can publish the day after Katrina, you'd think everyone else would have a "no-power" contingency plan.
  5. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    They could always move operations to the R&B. I'm not really kidding.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    A very sad day for me. The GATH was one of the places that made growing up in Athens so special.
  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Firehouse! Firehouse!
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