Forsyth Theatre

417 W. Fourth Street,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

FORSYTH Theatre; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The Forsyth Theatre opened on Fourth Street near Marshall Street in 1937. This Art Moderne style movie house sat 500 and was located just down the street from the Carolina Theatre. The Forsyth Theatre closed in 1954.

Any additional information on the Forsyth Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Bryan

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 11, 2005 at 1:09 am

Here is a photo of the Forsyth Theater.

This is the text that went along with it:

“On January 13, 1937, Frances White and his brothers open a new entertainment center in downtown Winston-Salem. This center was named Forsyth Theatre and was located at 413 West 4th Street, just two doors from the big Carolina. The main floor and balcony could seat 578 patrons. For 15 cents moviegoers could enjoy the treat of air condition, comfortable opera chairs, with living sound system. In the latter part of 1938, Wilby-Kincey under Twin City Theatre, Inc. bought the Forsyth from the white brothers. The theatre did well during the war years, but the big Carolina and the new Winston proved to much competition and on April 30, 1954 the theatre closed”.

kencmcintyre on May 3, 2008 at 1:33 am

The Winston can be seen in this 1958 photo. I also note the State and Colonial in Winston-Salem. None of the three have been listed to date.

DonLewis on September 21, 2010 at 6:02 am

From the 1940s a postcard view of the Forsyth Theatre in Winston-Salem.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

The caption of a photo of the Woolworth store the book “Winston-Salem” by Molly Grogan Rawls says that the store, opened in 1955, replaced three shops and the Forsyth Theatre. Comparison of photos shows that the new Woolworth’s was in the same building the shops and theater had occupied.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater