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The Mars Voted Most Fabulous Place To Take The Kids – for the 2nd year in a row!

The Mars Theatre was voted Most Fabulous Place to Take the Kids for Fun in Effingham Living’s latest issue. The Mars Theatre is the artistic heart of downtown Springfield, bringing a full season of live music and performing arts to the local stage. Their two-for-Tuesdays matinee series screens a host of family friendly movies, with […]


Plan Your Trip to Mars Soon

Over sixty years ago, when Jack and Harry Ramsey opened a small, independent theater in the quaint little town of Springfield, little did they know the venue would soon became a fixture for local residents. In its original heyday, The Mars Theatre premiered such classics as War of the Worlds and From Here to Eternity for its Effingham patrons


That ‘70s Concert John Ford Coley Among Trio Performing in Springfield   The Spirit Newspaper By Stephen Prudhomme Along with England Dan Seals, John Ford Coley was one half of a popular musical duo in the 1970s and played with many iconic recording artists and groups. His music career has spanned nearly 50 years. Later this month, he’ll add to his list of performances when […]


Mars Theatre Plans Tribute to Ralph Stanley

Nathan Stanley returns to Springfield’s Mars Theatre at 7 p.m. March 25 to perform a tribute to his late grandfather, bluegrass music icon Dr. Ralph Stanley.


Springfield hires architect for Mars expansion

The City of Springfield has hired an architectural firm to oversee expansion of the back-stage area of the Mars Theatre. Council members agreed Jan. 10 to pay DPR Architecture of Statesboro $17,000 to design plans and oversee bidding and construction of the project. DPR Architecture recently completed the historic renovation of the Tybee Island Theater. […]