Historic Masonic Theatre thrives as it approaches anniversary

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CLIFTON FORGE, Va. (WDBJ7) The Historic Masonic Theater in Clifton Forge is getting ready to celebrate an anniversary.

It's been almost three years since a $7 million renovation which brought the century old theater back to its glory. Since then there have been over 500 events there, including shows and concerts and more.

"And I think that what most people don't realize is we give away events," said Executive Director Jeff Stern. "We do free community events more than any other location I've ever managed. We wind up doing thirty, thirty-five percent of our events as community events."

The theater attracts people from Clifton forge and beyond. Almost half of the audience is from outside the area.