Boulevard Theater

The Boulevard,
Eden, NC 27288

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 26, 2005 at 4:07 am

Good question. If you look at the photo of this theater and the photo of the Grand Theater in Leaksville, both buildings are tall enough to have a balcony. I noticed that both theaters have a seat count of 300 until you get to the 1950’s when the seat count increases. Most of the older theaters from this area have a seat count of 300. Could there have been a law limiting the seating to 300 and then the law was changed to allow more seats? The Boulevard and the Grand might have had balconies all along but couldn’t use them.

KenRoe on August 26, 2005 at 12:31 am

The 300 seating capacity is constant in the 1941 and 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook, but by the 1950 edition it had risen to 684. Could a balcony have been added?