The Art Nouveau-style Elkin Theatre is an old part of Aberdeen history. When the Elkin opened in 1937, it was considered one of the finest and best equipped theatres in the south. In 1985, a group of local citizens purchased the Elkin and formed the Aberdeen Elkin Theatre Association. This dedicated group of volunteers is responsible for the restoration and preservation of this grand old piece of our local history. Their goal has been to provide a facility for the presentation of educational, creative and cultural activities for our community, as well as affordable activities and entertainment for all ages. Indeed, the Elkin provides a better quality of life for the entire community. Currently, the Elkin shows one current movie every Friday and Saturday night and sometimes is home to art exhibits, dance recitals, band concerts, theatrical presentations, and community-wide meetings.