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Mars Theatre celebrates grand opening

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SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) -

The Mars Theatre in Springfield celebrated its grand opening on Friday night.

The Mars Theatre hasn't shown a movie since 1957, but thanks to the Springfield Revitilization Corporation and the city, that's about to change.

On Thursday the theater will be showing an all new movie, "The Amazing Spiderman 2".

A series of concerts that began on Friday night will continue through the weekend.

The Director of Cultural Affairs for the theater explained how the turnout has been so far.

"It's been great," said Tommy Deadwyler. "The response has been even better, so I couldn't be any more thrilled. It's just way more excitement than we really thought of and anticipated, so it's great for Springfield and our community.

Van Grey will perform at the theater on Saturday night, and gospel singer Essie May Brooks is set to perform on Sunday.

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