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Pokemon Go takes over Downtown Tifton

Ciella Crawford on the right even brought her Pokemon hat (Source: WALB) Ciella Crawford on the right even brought her Pokemon hat (Source: WALB)
The Tift Theatre serves as a Pokestop (Source: WALB) The Tift Theatre serves as a Pokestop (Source: WALB)
Dozens of Pokemon trainers gathered to catch them all (Source: WALB) Dozens of Pokemon trainers gathered to catch them all (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Pokemon hunters descended on downtown Tifton Thursday night. The Tift Theatre hosted a Pokemon Go event.

Dozens of folks came out to catch Pokemon, enjoy refreshments and watch the first ever Pokemon movie.

The event was free as friends joined together to enjoy the game that has swept the nation.

The theater serves as a Pokestop, and the organizer said it made sense to make put it to use.

"It's a community thing," said Tift Theatre business manager Carlie Johnson. "The theater is a community theater and it should be utilized for the community. Not just for productions, not just for rental spaces and concerts. But it should be used as a stopping point so that anybody can drop in."

One of the attendees has been a Pokemon fanatic since childhood.

"It's awesome. I've always wanted this to happen," said Ciella Crawford. "I even thought about it myself a couple years ago and I can't believe it took my dream to life."

People were encouraged to walk around downtown in groups to be safe.

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