Community Theatre

207 W. 2nd Avenue,
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

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Pine Bluff Film Festival (Official)

Additional Info

Previous Names: Berbig Theatre

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Community Theatre

Opened as the Berbig Theatre on May 19, 1922, it was renamed Community Theatre on November 15, 1922. It was closed on November 3, 1963. It sat vacant until it was sold on November 24, 1986, but it stood idle until restoration began in 1992. On February 7, 1995 it reopened as the Community Theatre Museum. Live performances were staged every Wednesday. The Pine Bluff Film Festival of silent movies was held here and the Saenger Theatre across the Avenue from 1994 to 2008. The Community Theatre was placed on the Nation al Register of Hostoric Place in May 2004. It is a reverse theatre, when the audience enters the auditorium from behind the screen. The theatre is complete with “crying room”. Renovations on the theatre were completed in 2013.

Contributed by John Beatty

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deleted user
[Deleted] on January 21, 2005 at 8:01 pm

The original name of this theatre was the Berbig Theatre which opened in 1922 with seating for 480 patrons. Current seating is shown as 180 seats.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 3, 2008 at 7:48 pm

There is detailed information about the theater on this site:
http://tinyurl.com/24fds9

Angus2001
Angus2001 on April 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm

The community is currently undergoing a massive, inside/outside renovation – and might open up this fall (2013) – as headquarters for the Pine Bluff Film Festival as well as for live concerts and shows.

Shaw
Shaw on January 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm

This wont be opening until 2014. I stopped by in Sept 2013 and it was still a shell.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on May 19, 2021 at 12:12 am

As 0f the 2019 Google Street View, looks operational.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on May 19, 2021 at 7:35 am

Status should be closed. Website has not been updated for 8 years. Phone listing goes to full voice mail. No Facebook activity either.

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