Physical Address: 18 East Main Street Earlville, NY 13332
When those intrepid volunteers in 1971 got together and decided to save the Earlville Opera House from the wrecking ball, it must have been hard to imagine how it could ever become the beautiful facility we have today. The building had stood empty and abandoned for 20 years. The roof leaked. The heat did not work. Paint was peeling and brickwork was cracked. Pigeons flew in and out through the broken windows.
Do you remember concerts? Do you remember the sounds of happy voices as friends meet other friends out for the evening, the faint whiff of coffee from the arts cafe, the beautiful original art work you pass on your way to the theater, the smiles of the volunteers, the faintly dusty smell of the beloved old building, the chats with seat neighbors, the dimming lights, and the anticipation of the exciting music you’re about to hear?