Signed Elvis Wall Saved

Already facing a financial crisis, Lakeland's historic Polk Theatre incurred major damage from flooding Thursday night, adding urgency to a fundraising campaign just launched by the nonprofit organization that operates the 80-year-old movie palace. Water infiltrated dressing rooms, storage areas and the auditorium, forcing removal of carpets, drywall and ceilings, including a treasured piece of wall signed by Elvis Presley after a performance in 1956. In total he played three shows on August 6 1956 in the Polk Theatre.

Repair crews from Waller Emergency Services cut out the section of wall Friday and took it away for protection and drying. Waller employees said Presley's signature was still visible.
Source: Google / Updated: Mar 9, 2008 
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Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2008report abuse
Big Deal.
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2008report abuse
I think they should have save the USS Randall and put it in the Frankfurt Bahn Hoff
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2008report abuse
Thank God for the preservationists of this world!
hillbillycatlover (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2008report abuse
This theater is in Lakeland, Florida, southwest of Orlando. Found a great picture of Elvis in '56 on his knee onstage there Look at him and the response of those close to the stage...wow, what a moment...

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