Jenkins recounts the history of Ahoskie's Gallery Theatre, which is in its forty-sixth season. In 1918, J. R. Garrett and his son Eric constructed the Richard Theatre, where people could view movies or vaudeville shows. By 1962, its time had passed and there was talk of demolishing the 700-seat theatre. However, there was also talk of renovation. The building survived and the theatre began. In 1985, the Gallery Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.