Sumter Today: The Sumter Opera House celebrates its 125th birthday


The Sumter Opera House was built in its present form in 1895 following the destruction of the first building in 1892 by fire. In 1936, it was renovated into a movie theater. During its tenure as a movie theater, it has undergone several changes, including being listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1973 and being transformed into a performance space in the 80s. The Opera House hosts national talent on a regular basis and this weekend celebrated its 125th anniversary with a couple fun events.