An Experience to Remember: Melba Theater
The Melba Theater is hands down the most recognizable building in downtown Batesville. Originally constructed in 1875, it was eventually remodeled in art deco style and became one of Arkansas' first cinemascope theaters. In 2016 the future of the theater was grim. The building was deteriorating, and the sound and projection system was decades behind. Just when it looked like the theater had gone dark for good, two local families (Adam and Mandi Curtwright and Joe and Janelle Shell) stepped in to completely transform the Melba into one of the most iconic theaters in all of Arkansas.
Let’s be honest, trips to most movie theaters have gotten expensive. Not at the Melba. Admission is only $4.00 and concession prices are affordable, too.