Units responding to large fire at iconic theater in Port Gibson

Published 7:11 pm Friday, March 13, 2020

First responders in Port Gibson and Claiborne County are working to control a large fire that has consumed the historic Trace Theater in Port Gibson.

At around 7 p.m., units from the Vicksburg Fire Department were called to assist.

The Trace Theater is located at the corner of Market Street and Carroll Street in Port Gibson and is considered a landmark in the city.

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According to cinematreasures.org, the Trace Theatre was owned and operated by the Ewings of Fayette as was the Fay Theatre in Fayette and the AutoVue Drive-In in Lorman.

Other records show the building suffered a fire in 1948 and another in 1968 that reportedly caused the business to shut down for good.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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