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Evenings Upstairs – Pulling Back the Curtain on the Columbia Theatre: Past, Present, and Future
The lights were bright on Broadway when the Columbia Theatre opened its doors in April of 1927. Men in double breasted suits and women in hats and gloves lined up for their “golden tickets” as the silent movie It premiered at the fabulous new theatre in downtown Paducah.
Learn about the art, architecture, and preservation of this iconic structure in a presentation led by Darlene Mazzone, Chair of the Paducah Art House Alliance, the task force charged with the goal of bringing this landmark structure back to life.
Darlene Mazzone is the president of Mazzone Communications and publisher of PADUCAH LIFE Magazine. The firm is an award-winning marketing and public relations agency with clients in both the public and private sectors. Mazzone is a Kentucky native and currently serves as the Chair of the Paducah Art House Alliance, a task force to restore the landmark Columbia Theatre in downtown Paducah. She is a past chair of Paducah’s Main Street board, the WKMS Community Advisory Board, and a former member of the Kentucky Arts Council Board. In 2016, PADUCAH LIFE Magazine was presented a Governor’s Award for the Arts from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.