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Smyrna Opera House
107 S Main Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
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Phone: 302-653-4236
Link: Smyrna Opera House
The Smyrna Opera House is both a theater and an art gallery. In 1887, the Opera House occupied the second floor of Old Town Hall when an enlargement program added the current stage and expanded the usability of the building. Until the 1920s, when the second floor was converted into a picture palace, the Opera House presented a wide variety of events such as: Dances Debates Entertainment Fund-raising dinners Graduations Lectures Musical evenings Teacher institutes Other community activities Among the notables who appeared there were Frederick Douglass, William Jennings Bryan, Olive Logan, Lucy Stoner, and General Tom Thumb. Exhibiting the most popular films of the era, first as silent films and then as talkies, the Roxy provided enjoyment to two generations of area residents until the 1948 Christmas fire.