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Theater goes on market

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.

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.