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Restoration of 1930 Tybee Island theater to finish in 2015
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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — It's been five decades since the Tybee Post Theater showed its last movie. That's likely to change in 2015.

A group dedicated to restoring the historic theater on Tybee Island says years of restoration work should be finished by spring. The Friends of Tybee Theater have raised more than $1 million for the project since forming in 2006 to buy the property, which had been rescued from demolition by historic preservationists.

The Savannah Morning News reports ( ) the Army built the theater in 1930 for soldiers stationed at Fort Screven on the island. The Army left Tybee Island after 1945 and the theater was sold to private owners who showed movies there until the early 1960s.

The new owners plan to hold a variety of community events at the theater.