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“Phantom at the McKinney Performing Arts Center”

McKinney Performing Arts Center
Ranked #11 of 38 things to do in McKinney
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Enjoy Our Multi-Purpose Facility McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is a multi-purpose facility available for your special event or meeting. With a variety of rooms for rent at a flexible cost, it’s sure to make your next event historic. The theater in the historic Collin County Courthouse seats 427 for live entertainment including off-Broadway, comedy, theater and concerts. Tickets are available online or by phone at the Emerson Ticket Office. MPAC is in the center of the historic district with a variety of restaurants and boutique shops that make it the perfect destination that is unique by nature! Our Mission The McKinney Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing the community with a unique and professional venue in which cultural, artistic and educational opportunities are nurtured in a supportive environment.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
McKinney, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Phantom at the McKinney Performing Arts Center”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We saw this awhile ago, but what a perfect setting to see the original silent "Phantom of the Opera" with Lon Chaney. Accompanied by the live organ with the original music was something special.

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Plano, TX
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Classic archictecture”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This is a classic Texas courthouse of the Texas Turn or the century era. someting that every person interested in that era should see. The square has a lot of interesting and unique stores and cafes. The area is not t be missed.

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Ridgeway, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
“Fun place for exploring”
Reviewed 27 May 2010

All three floors are open to the public to walk through. There is a nice art gallery in the basement that is used fairly often for wedding receptions. The old courtroom (on the third floor) has been converted into a theatre. It is small but very pretty. The McKinney Repertory Theatre performs there and they have special events often. They have a Wurlitzer organ and use it to provide orchestration for silent movies. They frequently show old classic movies on Mondays. The second floor rooms are used for art shows and public events or can be rented out. Usually there is nothing in them. The cool thing about this building is all of the photo opportunities. The light is not bright so it is pretty challenging.

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McKinney, TX
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 21 February 2009

This really is a cool place to visit. You won’t need more than 15 minutes or so but sometimes they have free events that are pretty cool as well.

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