"We want to put heads in beds, and nothing does that more than a local theater," exclaimed Kimmie Knight, CVB's Director of Operations. "We envision buses from as far away as Social Circle, GA coming here to our local Grange hall. Those folks will need a place to put their head down after an evening of Moe's burritos and Sylvia (a modern romantic comedy)."
The CVB recently awarded $5,000 (confiscated from hotel guests, not money from us Dunwoodians) to fund a feasibility study for
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The Staged Gate Playas, a local theatrical group, would be the biggest beneficiary of a new theater. "We are hoping a new theater would help lower our costs, even though the theater proponents claim the a new venue will generate lots of revenue. We are paying the City of Dunwoody $1,600 a month for over 5,000 square feet, so this new Brook Run place better match these rates," stated Henrik Ibsen, a theater representative.
Another group looking to benefit from a new theater is DaMan Dance & Disco Company. "Nothing brings in a crowd like our 7-8 year-olds Beginner I-II ballet class," boasted Dan DaMan, managing director. "You want heads in beds? Wait until you see the crop of kids in our pre-ballet and pre-tap classes! I promise, they will dance circles around those wannabes from Brookhaven and Sandy Springs."