Movie theater celebrates 75 years with weekend festival

Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 5:24 PM CST
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LEACHVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A small-town movie theater in Mississippi County is celebrating a special birthday.

The Melody Theater in Leachville is celebrating 75 years with a weekend festival that will include a red carpet, a food festival, and a showing of the first movie the theatre ever featured.

Mayor Rodney Robertson said they have been trying to revitalize the space for some time.

“It is just great, and we are doing everything. We are trying to get it going back. We are showing movies each month, and we are trying to get it back on its feet,” Robertson said. “We have had a good response with that so far.”

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. on Friday and run through Sunday.

For a full list of activities, click here.