It's important to us to keep our performances as reasonably priced as possible. Our venue can accommodate different types of events - from movies, stage productions, musicals, as well as "dinner and a show" performances. Give us a call or drop by our ticket office (see open hours) and purchase tickets up to three days prior to show date. Just know that seating is limited, and we can't guarantee availability for more popular acts.
In 2008, this historic 1935 Martin Theatre was old, run-down and was about to be torn down! We just couldn't let that happen! A dedicated group from Manchester, GA set about to find ways to purchase the property along with the adjacent spaces, in order to restore and renovate this community icon, named after President Franklin D Roosevelt. Once restored and open, the theatre will aid in bringing the performing/visual arts to our small community. Although not an easy and quick task, our persistence and dedication to this project is in the final stages. The historic Theatre is of art deco / art modern design and the preserved theatre will be reminiscent of the same 1935 design while embracing and incorporating technology that will sustain the theatre well into the future. Restoring the auditorium, ticket booth, installing a HVAC and state-of-the art sound system, stage renovation and seating has been our main focus in 2017/2018.
The President was one of over 100 theatres Roy E. Martin Sr. of Columbus, Georgia owned. Opening on October 15, 1935, during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's term in Washington, Mr. Martin named the theatre to honor President Roosevelt's presence in Warm Springs, a small town within the same county. The first movie shown in the President Theatre was "Diamond Jim".
featuring Dr. Dan, Master Hypnotist
a fundraising event for President Theatre and Stephens Masonic Lodge #586 F&AM
Thursday - October 4 @7:00 pm
Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets $25 pp
Friday - June 1st @ 7:30 pm
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $ 15.00 pp and must purchase by May 28th to reserve box meal.
Show only: $ 10 pp
Friday // TBA
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm