Designed by architect C. K. Howell and showman Arthur Lucas, who owned more than 40 theaters in the South, the Lucas closed as a movie house in 1976. Slated for demolition in 1986, it was re-imagined by a group of Savannah preservationists as the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Support from Clint Eastwood, Kevin Spacey and the cast of Forrest Gump, among countless others, has helped make the Lucas a premier Savannah performance space once again. It is now operated with assistance from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark