There’s An Abandoned Arkansas Theater Hiding In Plain Sight And It’s Hauntingly Beautiful
Arkansas has some fantastic hidden gems scattered around the state. Some require obscure directions or a long drive out to the boonies. Others, like this particular place, manage to hide in plain sight right off of Fort Smith’s busiest street. The New Theatre isn’t currently opened to the public but you can join us for a photo tour of this magnificent piece of history.
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Do you remember going to the New Theatre in the 70s? Did you get to see the building during The Unexpected? Share your experience with us in the comments below!
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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