During my last trip to Winfield, Mary Hyche, Chairman of the Pastime's Board of Directors, offered to give me a tour...and what an impressive tour it was! I couldn't believe I'd never been inside the theater Built in 1937, it had many good years before closing permanently in the 1980's. Restoration of the theater began in 2001, and it now is the crown jewel of Winfield. Owned by the city, the Pastime hosts concerts and plays.
Look closely and you'll see where "x" marks the spot!
The dressing rooms and areas designated for the performers are spacious and comfortable.
Here's an original film reel from the golden days!
The theater was segregated for many years. Rather than hide that fact, when it was restored, a small area in the top corner of the balcony was kept as it was back then...a part of Winfield's history that, thankfully, is now long gone.
There is a supper club area which also acts as a gallery for some impressive local art and memorabilia. I told Mary that it needs some photographs displayed, too!