1889
YMCA of Athens buys property and erects a building on the site.
1913
Music store occupies ground floor; YMCA uses second and third floors.
1918
Elite Theater movie house opens on ground floor and Majestic Hotel occupies second and third floors.
1923-24
Elite Theater and Masonic Temple occupy the building.
1926
Masonic Temple Association of Athens buys the building.
1927
Dorsey Furniture Co. and Masonic Temple share the building.
1928
Sears, Roebuck and Co. leases ground floor, basement and second floor of Masonic Temple.
1934
Elite Theater built on foundation of YMCA building.
1960s
Serves as worship hall for United Methodist Church.
1967
United Theatre Enterprises Inc. buys the building; continues Georgia Theatre.
1976
Georgia Theatre shows last movie, "Brotherhood of Death," in October.
1977
Sam Smartt, Hap Harris, George Fontaine and Sheffy McArthur team up to open Georgia Theatre as concert hall.
1978
Sea Level performs first concert at reopened Georgia Theatre, Jan. 11.
1978
B-52s pay to perform at Georgia Theatre, May 20.
1979
The Police play as part of band's first U.S. tour.
1981
Georgia Theatre closes.
1982
Carafe & Draft Theater opens as movie house, with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" the first show, April 9.
1989
Kyle Pilgrim and Bill "Duck" Anderson buy the building, plan to open Georgia Theatre as concert venue.
1989
Pylon performs first concert at reopened Georgia Theatre, Oct. 2
1991
Widespread Panic films "Widespread Panic: Live from the Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA" directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
2001
R.E.M. plays an unannounced show at a fundraiser for Community Connection, Oct. 16.
2004
Wilmot Greene buys Georgia Theatre.
2009
A devastating fire guts Georgia Theatre, June 19
2011
Georgia Theatre reopens with fully reconstructed interior as you know it today.
2014
Agon Sports & Entertainment purchases Georgia Theatre.
2019
AEG & Zero Mile partner to purchase Georgia Theatre alongside Variety Playhouse and Terminal West in Atlanta.