Knox Theatre

311 Norwood Street,
Warrenton, GA 30828

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Knox Theatre

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The Knox Theatre opened in 1936 and closed in 1997. The county of Warrenton purchased the vacant theatre in August of 2003 for $53,000. They plan to renovate the Art Deco style theatre and re-open it as a movie theatre. By early-2014 the exterior had been renovated and plans were underway to next renovate the interior.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 4, 2010 at 3:47 am

Yeah Mike when we were real busy at the Loews Crescent many people would leave out the emergency exits into the alleys beside the theatre and behind it we used to have several ushers to look out for people who would try to sneak in while the others were leaving.I have also caught people who bought one ticket and would open the exit doors to let in their friends.I am sure some people got away with it though.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 6, 2010 at 2:52 am

There was a “LEAVE IT TO BEAVER” episode on that same subject.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Just heard from a friend who lives in Warrenton,that work is now being done on the KNOX THEATRE.Wish someone up in that area could keep us updated.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 4, 2011 at 11:03 pm

“OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT OPENS” April 30 1976.“WANDA NEVADA” plays June 8 1979.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Just what Warrenton wants,“SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT” open 5-27-77,No driving to Augusta to see it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 31, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Just spoke to a resident of Warrenton and I was told The Knox Theatre now has a brand new roof and facial on the front when the Whole downtown under went a makeover. Sadly,According to Tommy Thompson not a thing has been done inside and he said the small Town was indifferent to the Theatre and he doesn’t expect much to be done to the small brick theatre.At least they didn’t Bulldoze it like they did to the Wilkes Theatre in nearby Wshington,Georgia"and put up a parking lot".

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on July 2, 2012 at 3:13 am

How many old movie theatres do you see standing alone. I saw the Knox in it’s rundown state, so glad they restored the outside and I hope Warrenton realizes what a treasure they have and will complete the project on the inside. They won’t get another opportunity if they miss out here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 26, 2013 at 2:39 am

great update, been awhile since i was up there..

zebulongrady
zebulongrady on May 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Is the Tommy Thompson in the Mike Rogers comment any relation to the old Martin and Thompson chain?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 10, 2013 at 4:55 am

oh no. ZEBULONGRANDY….

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