The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2008 to secure the future of the iconic 1929 theatre in downtown Rome.
We are committed to preserve the tradition and legacy that is the Jewel of Broad Street. It is our mission to usher the movie house that introduced us to “talkies” into the age of “selfies” and social media.
Next year, the DeSoto Theatre will celebrate 90 years of downtown entertainment.
A VIDEO HISTORY
Flashback to 2011 Renovation Efforts
As the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation started renovating the upstairs of the building, a Berry College Bonner Scholar documented the condition of the building and the progress of the renovations.