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Martin Theatre marquee

Originally built in 1936, the Martin Theatre first opened it's door as the "Ritz". Owned by the Columbus, GA based company, this Cinema was one of a chain of movie houses owned by Mssrs. Martin and Davis, that covered Georgia, Alabama and NW Florida. Early memories boast visits by such notables as Clark Gable, Constance Bennett, Michael O'Shea, William Boyd, and cowboy great Bill Elliot.

In the early 50's the Ritz chain was bought and renovated by the Martin family. The original marquee was replaced with the one now gracing the facade of the building and the cinema operated as the Martin Theatre until 1978.

Left vacant and deteriorating, the theatre was operated as a short time as a shooting gallery. In 1987 the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board - H. Mack Lewis, Chairman, bought the vacant building. The DIB, with funding from the State, completely renovated the facility, turning it into the state-of-art facility that we have today.

The Martin Theatre opened it's doors for the second time in November of 1990 with a staff of one. Since that time we have added the Greenroom, a 1500 square foot reception and meeting room, along with wing space and restrooms, two full time staff members and a host of volunteers, all with one goal... to serve our community as best we can.

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It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play
Friday 12/12
It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play 12/12/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. With the help of this ensemble, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play
Saturday 12/13
It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play 12/13/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. With the help of this ensemble, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play
Sunday 12/14
It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play 12/14/2014
$17.50
SHOW 2:00pm
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This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. With the help of this ensemble, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play
Thursday 12/18
It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play 12/18/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. With the help of this ensemble, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play
Friday 12/19
It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play 12/19/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. With the help of this ensemble, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play
Saturday 12/20
It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play 12/20/2014
$17.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. With the help of this ensemble, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

The Alley Cats
Friday 1/09
The Alley Cats 01/09/2015
$23.50, 25.00, 26.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Alley Cats, America’s Premier Doo-Wop Ensemble, never miss a beat as they bring their own contemporary style to the great songs of the 50s and 60s. Their performances showcase a perfect blend of a cappella harmony and comic timing as evidenced by their invitations for return engagements throughout the U.S. The Alley Cats have been the opening act for Jay Leno at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas for the past three years and are also performing in Branson, Missouri.

Satchmo
Friday 1/16
Satchmo 01/16/2015
$23.50, 25.00, 26.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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Satchmo is the latest sensation to hit the entertainment scene today! Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms, as Satchmo, is the leader of this awesome band. Dean plays trumpet like the master himself, and matches his singing style exactly as well as his playing, showmanship and on-stage persona!

When Satchmo performs, astonished fans are in amazement, “When I close my eyes I hear Satchmo”! They do a double take to see if it’s a Armstrong recording, or is it really Simms singing. Happening right before their very eyes, the spirit of Louis...

A Band Called Honalee
Friday 1/23
A Band Called Honalee 01/23/2015
$23.50, 25.00, 26.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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A Band Called Honalee is a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary. Musically accomplished, interactive and energetic, their shows allow audiences to experience this timeless music live onstage once again.

With A Little Twist
Friday 1/30
With A Little Twist 01/30/2015
$23.50, 25.00, 26.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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It’s where The Mikado meets The Music Man. Where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon. Where The Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On the Town. It’s I’ve Got a Little Twist—a one-of-a-kind show that proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh, and full-of-life as, well, three little maids from school! See for yourself as New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players celebrates the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman. Life is a cabaret and so is this show—and as we all know, it’s always more entertaining when you add a little twist.