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Rylander Theatre

310 W Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709
+1 229-931-0001
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Great restored theater!

We joined the town folk for a free showing of "Jaws". It was fun and took you back to a time when... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
lisag20172017
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Beautiful and Regal Theatre

I recently attended a play at this beautiful theater (Shrek-the Musical). Although the show was... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Donderee
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Americus, GA
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The Rylander Theatre is a historic, live performance theatre located in Downtown Americus, GA. Originally opened as a vaudeville house in 1921, the Rylander closed its doors in 1951 and reopened fully restored in 1999. We host a Presenter Series featuring professional performers and musicians, as well as a community theatre series, and various community rentals. We are open for tours and information Tuesday--Friday, 11am--4pm.
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310 W Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709
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+1 229-931-0001
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We joined the town folk for a free showing of "Jaws". It was fun and took you back to a time when it was a community gathering in a local spot. The theater has been meticulously restored and the sounds system was great. Definitely worth...More

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RylanderDirector, Managing Director at Rylander Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed our First Friday Film. We do hope to have you as our guests at the theatre again very soon!

Reviewed 13 March 2017

I recently attended a play at this beautiful theater (Shrek-the Musical). Although the show was sold out, each seat was comfortable and there wasn't a bad seat in the house. The theater was able to get everyone seated and the show started on time. This...More

Thank Donderee
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you like history and reviving old structures, this is one to be admired. The only thing that is not good is the sound. There are no mikes or amps. You can hear from the stage when music is being played, but plays are hard...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I recently attended a production by the Swamp Gravy Players entitled "Women of the Bible - Through Their Eyes". The theater is beautiful, and the acoustics are very good for such an old venue. The ladies were wearing microphones, and every word they spoke or...More

Thank lewnan
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Wow - amazing theatre - refurbished. Old plush carpet and curtains. Happened upon theatre while walking around town during a stop on the SAM Shortline Excursion Train tour. A nice place to see what the "theatre" was like in its hay day.More

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RylanderDirector, Managing Director at Rylander Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words! We couldn't agree more. We hope you enjoyed not only your time in the theatre, but also in Downtown Americus and on the SAM Shortline. And we do hope to have you back as our guest again...More

Reviewed 17 March 2016

We happened upon Americus while searching for lodging before visiting nearby Andersonville NHM. We were directed to a beautiful restored hotel and from here learned of the City having it's first "First Friday" art and community exhibit. We were referred to the Rylander Hotel and...More

Thank Doug D
RylanderDirector, Managing Director at Rylander Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you so much for stopping by the Rylander Theatre while visiting our area. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour and I hope you'll join us again next time you're in town!

Reviewed 4 November 2015

We stopped here during our visit to Americus. There was some type of recital that evening but they let us self tour. Such a gem, not much goes on here, you would think it would have shows/movies/ events at least monthly.More

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RylanderDirector, Managing Director at Rylander Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting our beautiful and historic theatre. And I couldn't agree more with you that the Rylander Theatre is a gem! We actually have a very full calendar of events every month of the year that includes, movies,...More

Reviewed 5 June 2015

The Rylander Theatre is a historical stop when in southwest Georgia. There is a lot of history at the theatre.

Thank GlynnCountian
Reviewed 20 October 2014

It only took a few minutes to see the theatre, however, you can get a tour if you like. It was nice to see a grand theatre of old. So much more character than theatres today.

Thank 2Pelicans
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This theatre, restored around 2001, is a little jewel. It's quite beautiful. We were attending a Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation meeting and had the treat of hearing the organist play the theatre's organ. It rises from the floor just like at the Fox!

Thank NorthGeorgiaPixie
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Response from Doug D | Reviewed this property |
We visited when Americus was celebrating their first community art walk-many interesting places were open. The Rylander can be reached at (229-931-0001). You might also want to contact the Americus-Sumter Tourism Welcome... More
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