MARIETTA, Oh. (WTAP) - In 1919 a silent film was shown at the Hippodrome Theater; 100 years later People’s Bank Theater celebrates its anniversary.
Members of the community, as well as Mayor Joe Matthews and a representative from Governor DeWine's office, helped celebrate the theaters’ 100th anniversary.
A ribbon cutting was held as well as the reveal of the historical marker sign that will be placed on 3rd street next to the theater.
“Very small towns or maybe lesser known places, they get to highlight lesser know parts of Ohio’s history. We are really lucky here in Marietta that there is a lot of dense history that is not only important on a local and state level but, a national level too. So it is always exciting to see how a community comes around or gather around an event like this to really celebrate their local history.” said Erin Cefaratti of Ohio History Connections. OHC helped provide the historic marker for the theater,
The sign is one of over 17 hundred that highlight important historical places in the state of Ohio.