A distinct building in the heart of downtown Brattleboro, the Latchis Memorial Building houses an auditorium for performance art, live music, and movies, along with a 30 room boutique hotel, three smaller movie theaters, restaurant and retail shops. Art exhibits grace the Greek Revival / Arts Deco building as well.
The Latchis was built by the family of Demetrius P. Latchis, who emigrated from Greece in the early 1900’s. The original building included a 60 room hotel, ballroom, 1,200-seat motion picture palace, coffee shop, dining room, and gift shop and was billed as a “A Town Within a Town—All Under One Roof.”
In 2003, the Brattleboro Arts Initiative, now renamed Latchis Arts, purchased the building with funds from grants, foundations, and donations. The Latchis Theatre hosts Live at the Latchis events throughout the year. Many of these events are fundraising opportunities for other not-for-profit organizations. The Latchis Hotel welcomes visiting literary figures, musicians, actors, photographers, dancers, and others who come to take part in Brattleboro’s arts scene.