Massac Theatre

The Massac Theatre

Saturday, June 13th at 9:00 PM

Baymont Theater

Admission: $10

Purchase tickets online for the auction only

Purchase tickets online for both the comedy show and auction


Join us for an evening of excitement as superhero items go up for bid to help us restore The Massac Theatre- Metropolis’ 1930’s Art-Deco movie house!

The Save The Massac Benefit Auction will feature Superman, Superhero & Villain, and other comics collectibles and treasures. There will be a cash bar during the auction and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The auction will take place following Scott Long’s comedy show. Admission to both Scott Long’s comedy show and the Save The Massac Benefit Auction is $20.  Tickets can be purchased for the Auction only for $10.  All proceeds from auction will benefit The Massac Theatre and will go toward its restoration.  Doors open at 7PM.  Scott Long takes the stage at 7:30PM. Auction will begin approximately at 9PM.

Tickets for both Scott Long’s comedy show and the auction can be purchased online here

Save The Massac Group is accepting Superhero-related items for the auction and a receipt will be provided for tax purposes. For More information contact Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714

Comedian Scott Long

Comedian Scott Long

Saturday, June 13th at 7:30 PM

Baymont Theater

Admission: $20

Note: Also includes admission to the Save the Massac Benefit Auction

Purchase tickets online


Welcome to a Reality Show on-stage. Scott Long shares his story of how quickly life can go from urban hipster to suburban dipster, which happens when you become a father of twins at 40. While many have left to chase some LA or NYC dream, Scott is proudly rooted in his Fly Over Country life. Growing up in the cornstalk ghetto of Iowa and a proud Hawkeye grad, Scott has toured the country non-stop for 2 decades, performing in 40 different states. If you have been looking for a comedian who discusses porn and minivans or Lollapalooza and the Wiggles all in the same joke, this is your show. Scott has appeared on NBC, FOX-TV, ESPN, XM radio, and the Bob and Tom Show. He’s in his 11th season writing the Frank Caliendo sketches for the emmy-nominated NFL on FOX pregame show. Known for his hilarious interactions with the audience, no two Scott Long shows are ever the same.

His latest show is called Good Dad…Not a Great Dad and it’s a hilariously edgy, but sometimes poignant exploration of having twins at 40 years old.

Scott has also written a book of comedic essays entitled Dysfunctional Thoughts of a 21st Century Man, plus released 2 comedy CD’s and 2 comedy DVD’s.  His standup comedy blog, Fly Over Comedy ( gets 1000′s of hit each week.

Scott will be performing at the Baymont Theater prior to the Save The Massac Benefit Auction. The auction will feature super hero related items for bid with all proceeds going towards the renovation of Metropolis’ 1938 Art Deco Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, or at the door. A cash bar will be available during the show.

Massac Theatre

The Massac Theatre

After many, many fundraisers, the Save the Massac not-for-profit group now owns the Theatre!  And now, we are raising money for our first repair- to fix the bricks damaged by water.  We are already hard at work by running bingo games, cooking burgers, and whatever else we can think of to raise the money, but we need your help!

We’ve kicked off a brand new campaign at GoFundMe to raise money for this first repair project, and we are seeking donations.

Go to our GoFundMe Page to make a donation today! You can choose to give once or to set up a monthly donation. Either way, we appreciate your generosity as we work to bring the Theatre back to life.



Marker sketch by Lin Workman


It’s official!  Thanks to the generosity of Larry Ward, the Save the Massac committee is now the proud owner of the Massac Theatre.  Exactly four years to the day from our first meeting as concerned citizens, Larry Ward presented the key to Lisa Gower, President and members of the Save the Massac committee.  “We are forever grateful to Larry for everything he has done,” Gower said.  “Our next step is to start raising funds to fix the water leak and start working on the interior and the marquee.”  Committee Member, Tish Lewis said, “it worked out exactly the way it was meant to”.  Now the real work begins for our group.

Thank you committee members, Massac Theatre supporters, and Larry Ward.

See you at the movies!