Theater goes on market

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 13, 2003

There is a for sale sign right out in front of the building. And depending on when there is a buyer, it may change ownership.

A 65-year-old long-standing monument in Demopolis, The Demopolis Marengo Theatre on Washington Street may change ownership soon, depending on when there is a buyer available, said the current owner, Thomasville resident Jerry Edwards.

Edwards said he made the decision to sell the theater when his father Carl Edwards, 90, passed away in September.

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Edwards said that his father also briefly owned and ran the theater before he did.

Edwards said that the theater will be sold for $175,000, depending on when the first buyer decides to show up.

Edwards said that he hadn’t given the property to a realtor yet, but was expecting to do so soon.

Edwards said that the theater has been a long-standing landmark in Demopolis and that it has forever been a part of "the city’s history."

Edwards said that after selling the theater, he will live off of social security, and off the money he has made from selling the theater.