Metropolitan Theatre

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371 High Street

This Neoclassical style theatre was designed as a counterpart to New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. The theatre opened, complete with designer lighting fixtures imported from New York City, on July 24, 1924 at a construction cost of over $500,000.

Listen below to hear about the early years of the Met Theatre and its role in community fundraising during the Great Depression and WWII.

To hear Don Knotts’s recollection of how the Met inspired him to become an actor, listen below.

Listen below to hear about the Met’s closure, restoration, and inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stop 35: Complete Downtown Tour
Stop 37: Complete Downtown Tour⇒

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