The theater started as a vaudeville house that played host to Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. It later became a movie theater before being closed by a fire in 1954. Then it was restored after decades of neglect.
Theater assistant Lynn Battle Green says the anniversary celebration Tuesday will include the recreation of a piano performance from the theater's opening 100 years ago. That will begin a series of centennial events culminating with a fundraising gala Nov. 20.