The announcement last week that the Tally Ho Theater in downtown Leesburg was closing was met with a mixture of sadness, surprise and speculation. Speculation in the form of what the future may hold for the venerable location downtown on Market Street adjacent to Leesburg’s Town Hall.
Town of Leesburg representatives, including staff from Economic Development, have spoken with the owner of the venue, Don Devine, regularly about the project, and speculation has been replaced with optimism as Mr. Devine laid out the future plans of the Tally Ho.
“We are excited about the future,” Mr. Devine stated. “Excited about providing a venue for music and cultural events in Leesburg, as well as the prospect for a continued movie presence in the downtown.” He continued by stating that there would be potential opportunities for the Loudoun Symphony, as well as other groups, including a variety of regional and national music, existing comedy acts and private event rental. In fact, the annual Jingle Jam concert has already been scheduled for December 8, 2012.
“This is not the end of the Tally Ho. This is the beginning of some very exciting prospects for the future,” Mr. Devine concluded.