Theater Workshop of Owensboro decided to revert the theater known as Goldie's Best Little Opryhouse in Kentucky back to its original name, The Empress Theatre.

Originally, a silent movie house that opened in 1912, The Empress was renamed Goldie's Best Little Opryhouse in Kentucky - reopening on Labor Day weekend in 1982. Goldie's provided family entertainment on Frederica St. until Goldie's retirement in 2008 and was later sold to the Theater Workshop of Owensboro.

Goldie's stage was the start of several local and even national entertainment careers. Both country singer, Billy Dean and MTV’s Real World original cast member Jon Brennan have graced Goldie's stage.