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Pitman Theatre

Admission Fee

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Features

  1. Chairs
  2. Concert Venue
  3. Electricity
  4. Free Parking
  5. Linen Tableclothes
  6. Marquee
  7. Portable Wall Partitions
  8. Restrooms
  9. Running Water
  10. Sound System
  11. Stage
  12. Tables
  13. WiFi

    The Pitman Theatre is a multi-functional rental facility, available to the community for a variety of functions. Its history, however starts in the 1947..

1947 Pitman brochure    Designed by Birmingham based architect David O. Whilldin, the Pitman opened in 1947. Its first showing was "Slave Girl", starring Yvonne de Carlo. One of the Pitmans main luxuries was that it had air-conditioning, a luxury back then.
    

1963 premier of To Kill A Mockingbird

    After it opened, it began a friendly rivalry with the Princess Theatre, also on Broad Street. The rivalry ended on November 4, 1963 when the Princess was destroyed by a fire. In 1963, it hosted actors Mary Badham and Phillip Alford at the premier of "To Kill A Mockingbird". In January of 1981, it reduced to weekend showings, and on October 2, 1983, it closed its doors for good. 
    The City of Gadsden purchased the theatre on September 25, 1986, after the owner, C.S. Pitman, passed away. After sitting vacant for 11 years, efforts were begun to restore the building. In 2010, the lower level was completed, and the theatre was opened to the public as a multifunction community center.

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 Rates/Other Charges
Theatre
  • $50.00/hr
  • (6) hour minimum
  • Seats up to 250
  • Cleaned up and out by designated time
  • Person renting responsible for set-up and clean-up of trash
  • $50/hr for extra time
Marquee
  • One side free with rental
  • Second side is $25.00 a day w/ a 3 day minimum

Linen
  • $4.00 (tableclothes/each)
  • Banquet (54x120)
  • Round (90x90 square)
  •  $0.60 (napkins/each)
  •  minimum of 50
Security
  • $25.00/hr
  • (3) hour minimum
Electronics
  • $50.00 for sound room
  • $50.00 for screen w/
            TV/DVD/Blu-Ray

Commercial  Rate
  • $100.00/hr
  • (6) hour minimum
  • $100.00/hr for extra time