Opened in December 1818, this 200-year-old landmark is one of the oldest continually-operating theaters in the entire country. The theater has survived several setbacks, including a hurricane in 1898 and fires in 1906 and 1948. After the 1948 fire, the newly renovated theater re-opened in 1950 as a movie theater outfitted in an art-deco style. Most recently restored in 2002 to install state of the art lighting and sound systems, today’s Savannah Theatre puts on a variety of musicals throughout the year. Over the years, famous actors and actresses including W.C. Field, Lillian Russell, Otis Skinner, and Oscar Wilde have graced the stage and Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth, performed in a show here in February of 1876. Savannah Theatre is located across from the beautiful Chippewa Square in the historic section of downtown Savannah.