Since opening its doors more than 20 years ago as the F. M. Kirby Center, the cumulative audience has been more than 2.5 million people. These audiences have witnessed a broad spectrum of attractions, ranging from grand opera and Broadway musicals to 18th Century dramas, from musicians to comedians, from ballet to acrobats, and from magicians to ice skaters. Beyond entertainment, the Kirby Center has hosts countless meetings, major political figures, religious ceremonies, graduations and numerous parties and weddings. This Art-Deco jewel from 1938 now offers newly refurbished interiors as it enters its third decade with a restatement of its heritage. It is through the committed support of the community that this magnificent building still exists and is able to continue its legacy as the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts to present the best of the performing arts and entertainment in northeast Pennsylvania.