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Imperial Theatre

745 Broad St., Augusta, GA 30901
706-722-8341
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Augusta
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The Imperial Theatre is noted in the National Register as critical to the character of the Broad Street Historic District. At ninety-two years old,... more » Owner description: The Imperial Theatre is noted in the National Register as critical to the character of the Broad Street Historic District. At ninety-two years old, with its immutable history, Edwardian style structure and current function it is the only medium size traditional proscenium theatre capable of flying scenery in the Augusta area, and for this reason it is a critical component of the infrastructure for area performing arts groups. It is the only performing arts theatre within a 150-mile radius that connects artists and audience members to historic social entertainment by providing a gracious and historic setting for all area citizens. « less
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Evans, Georgia, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Imperial Theatre is still a gorgeous, historic place. If you ever get the opportunity to go there for any event, please do go. Support this local icon and soak up the ambiance.

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Atlanta
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

There are only four stalls in the women's bathroom. Be prepared for a LONG wait. The seating in the balcony is ripped. Paint is peeling off of the beautiful walls. It is just sad. The beauty of the facility must be revived, because the productions are top notch!

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I have seen several shows at the Imperial because I live in Augusta Georgia. I really don't see anything fab about the place. I don't know, maybe I'm missing something.

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Augusta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have already seen all the performances they have here many years ago. It is great for children who go on field trips. Affordable tickets but you will not find Broadway level performances here. I have heard that they are planning on renovating but things happen very slowly in this area.

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Augusta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Intimate, old vaudeville theatre that has been in operation since 1918. It shows a little wear, but overall is in very good shape. Great place to see live music, plays and old movies . Hosts the Southern Soul & Song series which always features some of the top names in country and bluegrass. Also the home of the Augusta Players,... More

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Grovetown, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's a good place to see a musical show or play. The seating is a little tight, but like stepping back in time.

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Amarillo, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This theater has hosted some of the biggest names in country, bluegrass, rock-and-roll. Fortunately the city has preserved it and it is used regularly.

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Augusta,Ga
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Wow what can I not say about this place. Being here for 60 yrs I grew up with the theatre. I watched movies as a kid and now shows. This a great place to see a show in Augusta if your a visitor.

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Evans, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is a converted movie house into a stage production venue. Having come from Houston, Tx. I was somewhat disappointed in the theatre scene in Augusta. The seating is antique and in need of replacement. There is a snack, wine, limited bar concession area that is similar to an old timey movie house counter. I guess I am biased somewhat... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went to see the Nutcracker with my wife. The seating area is very uncomfortable as well as the steps are on an unsafe incline that makes it near impossible for children or the elderly.

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Imperialtheatre, Front Office Manager at Imperial Theatre, responded to this review

The Imperial Theatre is a 95 year old building listed in the historical register. So, to say that the theatre is old, would be accurate. However, describing the theatre as outdated is not a fair assessment. True, there is some catching up we have to do to, but the Augusta community has been so generous with their support that soon... More

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