About Latchis Theatre
In March 2003, the Brattleboro Arts Initiative, now Latchis Arts, in partnership with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, purchased the historic Latchis Memorial Building at the corner of Main and Flat Streets in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. Built in 1938 by the Latchis family as a testament to the life and work of forebear Demetrius P. Latchis, the building was a creation of artistic beauty and value to the community. Billed as “A Town Within a Town – All Under One Roof,” the 60-room hotel and ballroom, 1,200-seat capacity motion picture palace, coffee shop, dining room, and gift shop were touchstones in the lives of many area residents. Now, nearly 80 years later, the building is still very much a part of the economic and artistic vitality of downtown Brattleboro. Latchis Theatre.
The imagination and vision of Latchis Arts and the Preservation Trust protects this Vermont landmark and makes it possible to pursue the long-sought-after goal of creating a first-rate center for the arts in downtown Brattleboro.
By seizing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the purchase, restoration and operation of the Latchis Building, Latchis Arts and the Preservation Trust have ensured that this complex, with its hotel, restaurant space, micro-brewery, theater facilities and retail storefronts, will continue to play a leading role in southeastern Vermont’s cultural, economic and community life.