The Downtown Development Authority of Union Point is a recipient of the 2021/2022 Fox Theatre Institute grant award for $50,000.00 to fund a preservation plan for the historic Union Theatre. Constructed in 1947, Union Theatre operated as an active, single-screen movie theatre in Union Point, Georgia in the mid-20th century. As one of the only mid-century modern buildings in the downtown area, and the only building with a large gathering space, the City of Union Point wishes to preserve and enhance this iconic downtown gathering space. The development of a preservation plan will create a roadmap to rehabilitate the Theatre as a community center to host productions, community events, gatherings, and venue rental space. The preservation plan will provide a phased project outline that allows for the building’s continuous use throughout each phase and goals for fundraising, promotional efforts, and additional capital to be pursued. NEGRC staff assisted in preparing the Fox Theatre Institute Grant application; the awarded funding will assist the DDA in its goal is to restore the Union Theatre as the center point of the community’s cultural life.
Looking for assistance with preservation planning in your community? Contact Jody Graichen, NEGRC Preservation Planner.