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Shows and Entertainment Near the Lovill House Inn

Guests of the Lovill House Inn are able to walk to the newly renovated Appalachian Theatre in downtown Boone and the Schaefer Center on the Appalachian State University Campus within 15 minutes. Find a show to visit during your stay at the Lovill House Inn.  


The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is an historic landmark for the town of Boone. Built in 1938, while H.R. Lovill was the mayor, the theatre operated for almost 70 years until it closed its doors in 2007. Major and minor Hollywood movies were shown there, as well as traveling performance acts and music groups throughout the decades - including Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, Hill Billy Jamboree & Quiz Shows, Lester Flatts, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Bottom Boys, and Doc Watson.


The Appalachian Theatre was recently completely renovated inside and out, designed to closely reproduce the original 1938 exterior appearance, before its Grand Re-opening in late 2019. Today the theatre is host to live acts, film screenings with panelist discussions, and movie nights. To learn more about upcoming events and fascinating history of the Theatre, visit the website. As a guest of the Lovill House Inn, the Appalachian Theatre offers a free popcorn to any show!

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The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,673-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University just a 13 minute walk from the Lovill House Inn in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Smith Gallery. 

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enhancing the artistic and cultural landscape of Appalachian State University and the surrounding region by providing a venue devoted to the year-round presentation of campus and community events that enrich, educate, inspire, and promote quality of life.

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