Council OKs theater rental

Non-profit will rent theater for haunted house and Christmas show

The Flomaton Town Council gave Russell Paul a tentative go-ahead to lease the old Strand Theater for $800 per month from August through January to host a haunted house and then possibly a Christmas show.

Paul said he's done haunted houses in Pensacola and they average 2,500 to 5,000 attendees on Friday and Saturday nights. He said the closest haunted houses to Flomaton now are in Evergreen and Foley.

Paul also said if it goes well he would look at a permanent lease or possible purchase of the building.

He did say he could work around a few leaks in the building and noted most of the plumbing h...