Designed by C.K. Howell of New York with interior design by William Saling, also of New York, the Rylander was a visual feast of ornate plaster work, beautiful stencil patterns, and painted murals. Closed for more than 40 years, the theatre still has much of its original grandeur intact. Having reopened after an extensive restoration (4.8 million dollars), the Rylander Theatre is nothing less than stunning and is once again reclaiming its title as "The Finest Playhouse South of Atlanta."
The Jimmy Carter Auditorium at the Rylander Theater. The Theater reopened October 1, 1999 in Celebration of Pres. Carter's birthday and the Auditorium was named in his honor.
A view of the restored auditorium looking from the stage. The Theater seats over 600 on three levels, the orchestra, balcony, and the gallery. The restored Theater looks exactly as it did in 1921 but is equipped with comfortable new seats and state of the art theatrical equipment.
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