This great Atlanta neighborhood just can't support this space - but I hope I'm wrong. Maybe you have an idea?
It had been wide open day and night so I finally walked in on February 27, asked if I could take some pictures. I love theaters and then there's the roof. This may be the only way you'll ever see inside.
"A December 4, 1937, Boxoffice magazine obituary of Atlanta showman Louis Bach says that he built the Hilan Theatre in 1933
few years after the theatre closed in 1969, it became the home of the
Metropolitan Community Church." Currently ... ice cream parlor (Ben and
Jerry's) and coffee shop (Starbucks) reside(d) in the space once
occupied by the Hilan’s entrance and lobby." - First Metropolitan Community Church
Did you know it was theater?
From the Dark Horse in the back of Surin you can see the big boxy thing where the auditorium is.
From North Highland there's a long corridor back to the theater.
I think they renovated the auditorium hoping to attract the Cotton Club. What with parking, noise, and late night rock and rollers the neighborhood didn't go for it. The Cotton Club moved to the basement of the Tabernacle.
All dressed up and no place to go: Terrific renovation. They removed the sloped floor, there's a dance floor, a mezzanine, and a balcony, two bars.
From the behind the balcony bar.
They kept the good parts.
The proscenium style stage has it own behind-the-band balcony.