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New Marquee For Elvis's Birth Place

July 20, 2012 | Other

The new theater marquee was safely installed Tuesday at the Elvis Presley Birthplace, marking another step toward the August 9th grand opening a little closer. The 120-seat theater is part of a $4.3 million expansion that adds event space, a snack area, a conference room, a bigger gift shop, bathrooms, more parking, picnic areas and a 75-seat outdoor amphitheater. When it’s all done, the covered area of the birthplace will be tripled compared to the 'old' birth place. The goal of the expansion is to double the visitor count to the birthplace during the next five years. Plus, officials hope to convert the tourists to overnight visitors.