Douglass Theater

355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard,
Macon, GA 31201

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

Charles Douglass established the original Douglass Theatre on the ground floor of his Douglass Hotel in 1912. The hotel was next door to the site of the present Douglass Theatre, and the building can be seen in the 1950s exterior photo linked in lostmemory’s May 9, 2008, comment on this theater. A pre-1921 view of the original theater can be seen on page 47 of Macon, by Glenda Barnes Bozeman (Google Books preview.)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

This page of the web site of Chris R. Sheridan & Company, General Contractors, features a slide show of the Douglass Theatre. Text says that the original architect of the theater was J. Reginald MacEachron. The renovation was handled by the local firm Balian & Associates.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on July 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

Great work, I was not familiar with the Roxy, I wish had more information on location etc.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on July 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

What a great restoration of this historical theatre, I have seen the interior and the front is more elegant than when it was as a movie theatre, I would guess it probably looked more like this when it was orginally build. Little Richard, James Brown and Otis Redding all performed at the Douglass, so glad it was spared the wrecking ball.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Otis Redding used to perform at this theatre.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 30, 2006 at 8:28 am

And another handbill from the same era:
http://tinyurl.com/qudhk