Salem on Seventh Theater

Step back in time, a nostalgic time…

Introducing Petersburg's theater on the square, Salem on Seventh. Recently renovated by Terror on the Square owner Shawn McKinney and crew, this 1930’s era theater/play house boasts a 12'x20' three foot high elevated stage complete with spots, velvet curtains, and a retractable 10' movie screen. The quaint venue is designed with an art deco influence including theater seating from the original Salem Theater once located on Douglas Street in Petersburg, accompanied with impressive 14’ high ceilings trimmed with authentically reproduced lighting, original wainscoting and trim, giving an ambiance of an earlier time. The theater also offers a refreshment lobby with the aroma of fresh buttered popcorn, snacks and bottled soda, with the option of “out of the ordinary” temptations for special events.

This thousand square foot addition to the haunted attraction will boast an old time magic/illusion act for many of the Terror on the Square patrons to relish. The theater will also offer many additional possibilities to the community, including but not limited to the following:

-Illusion/magic shows
-Blues & BBQ
-Open mic night
-Old time movies
-Family movie night
-Amateur movies/club
-Brew & View night
-Comedy shows
-Mystery Theater
-Music & dance recitals
-Senior bus outing/classic movie & popcorn
-Theater guild
-Group/Corp. meetings
-Children’s birthday parties with magic show
-Music lessons/ guitar, voice etc.
-Yoga class, why not?
-Quilting synopsis/quilt display

Watch for upcoming events and additional information. If you are interested in hosting an event or class, contact Shawn McKinney at or leave a message at 217-632-7068.


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