November 22, 2019 -- The Russell
The Russell Theatre in Maysville, Kentucky was originally constructed as a movie theater but has since been adapted for other uses. Construction began in 1928 and it opened on December 4, 1930 with a showing of the movie "Whoopee," starring Eddie Cantor.
Although constructed as a movie theater, the Russell did have dressing rooms for live performers and an orchestra pit. The auditorium was decorated as a Mediterranean garden complete with Lombardy poplar and literary busts set into wall niches. A rainbow would appear over the stage at the end of the every movie.