Athens’ Georgia Theatre On Fire

From the Associated Press:

Police say a major fire has erupted at the landmark Georgia Theatre in Athens that has been a venue for Georgia bands including REM, Widespread Panic and the B-52s.

Witnesses said the fire began around 7 a.m. Friday and was a major blaze. They said the converted movie theater would likely suffer major damage.

Former Athens Mayor Doc Eldridge said he saw a huge plume of black smoke when he arrived at his nearby office in the downtown business district.

- Georgia Theatre official website
- Athens Banner-Herald
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

[Photo: Mario Speedwagon]

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