Local community leaders and volunteers came together to utilize the Logan Theatre. The roof was replaced, original wall designs were repainted, the original seats were repaired, the old carpet was replaced with new carpet, and a new ceiling in the auditorium was installed. The big projection screen was also taken down and replaced with a stage. After the renovations, the former facility for the motion pictures became a facility for music and was rechristening as the Coalfield Jamboree. At full capacity, 1,300 people are able to view a live performance by their favorite country or gospel music star.
This Sunday, November 9, the Board of Directors and Volunteers of the Coalfield Jamboree is inviting the public to an open house from 2-4 p.m. Guests who visit the open house at the theatre will be able to tour the facility and enjoy punch and cookies.
"We are so proud of our theatre and we want everyone to come and tour the entire building." Jackie Tomblin, president of the board, said. "Several people have told us they have never been in the theatre since it has been renovated and they did not know that there are dressing rooms under the stage."
Not only is the Coalfield Jamboree used for musical concerts, it is also used by the community, school and civic groups.
"Years ago, when you graduated from the old Logan High School, you graduated at the Logan Theatre," Tomblin said. "We have had class reunions to come back and visit and those that celebrated their 50th Class Reunion walked across the stage again and received their diploma on their 50th anniversary."
For a walk down memory lane, or to just tour of Logan County's historic buildings, attend the open house from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, November 9.
"I am sure Logan County is proud of what we can offer to the public." Tomblin said.