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The original Garrick Theatre in Manhattan was built in 1890 on 35th St. as a Broadway theatre & demolished in 1932. It has a Wikipedia entry.
These were different theatres at differnt locations.
The Carolina had the wide “rocking chair” seats by 1966 when we moved to Greenville. They were very comfortable, uphostered bottoms & backs. It appeared a good bit larger inside than the Fox.
Sounds to me that the Center may have been the former Roxy, south of the Paris but on same side of N. Main Street. I don’t believe it was a theater still by 1966.
The Greenville Paris theater on N. Main St. also needs a separate entry. It was a regular movie house into the 1950s when Joanne Woodward came to the premier there in 1955 for her first starring role film “Count Three and Pray” with Van Heflin. It became a porn theater by 1960s. She was a Greenville High graduate.
The Roxy theater was down the street on corner of South Main & (Washington St. ?) across from Ivey’s. It was no longer a theater by 1966 when we moved to Greenville & probably was converted to a retail store. I’ve seen a pic on Ebay from 1951 when it still was in business. Someone should make an entry for it. I’m sure someone can give a history of it. I have a pic from 1950s showing its marque & the Fox & Paris made from Otteray Hotel.
Rayson, The Cinema was on Tate St. near (really right at) UNC-G, NOT donwtown. Here’s a pic: http://www.uncg.edu/ure/alumni_magazineT2/2010_spring/feature_tatestreet.htm
Elvis Presley played a live show at the National on Feb. 6, 1956.
The Cinema Theater was not downtown but on Tate St. near UNC-G. I saw “The Getaway” there in 1972 or 3, first run.
Wasn’t this the Trans-Lux In-Flight Theater located on corner of High Point Rd. & Holden Rd. in a shopping center?
There was also a theater in the Hampton Mall shopping center.
Was in Lewis Plaza shopping center.
Kernersville also had the JUSTICE theater on North Main downtown & a drive-in theater on 421 east of town.
I agree with Imago the Winston-Salem Carolina theater needs its own article.
I remember the Park theater. We visted Roanoke in early 1960s & it was already closed. It had a stand alone ticket booth I believe.
The Rialto building was incorporated into a department store next door around 1962-3. Some of its decorations were left as decor.
The Paramount was open & showing movies in 1963. I was there.