This article from The Mountain Times is so exciting! Efforts to turn the old theater on King Street into the Appalachian Theatre venue is moving along! The building was nearly lost, but thanks to the efforts of local preservationists and the town of Boone, it is on the verge of becoming something very cool for the community. The building itself has such a rich history. When I first moved to Boone, it was still serving its original purpose, showing second-run movies for $1 (hence, everyone called it the “Dollar Theater”). Its closing was so sad, and I have been following the story closely to see how it all played out (no pun intended). Boone has long needed a community venue, and I have high hopes for its future! You can learn more (and DONATE to the cause!) here: http://www.savetheapptheatre.com/.