Suzore's # 2 Theatre
279 N. Main Street,
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Previous Names: Lincoln Theatre
This building opened as the Lincoln Theatre in 1927. A banner on the earliest photo of the building reads “7pm White Entry” which implies that the balcony of the Lincoln Theatre was segregated and had a separate entrance, which is possibly to the left of the canopy.
In 1932, it was bought by Fred Suzore and reopened as Suzore’s # 2 Theatre (his # 1 theatre being on Jackson Avenue). It was located next to a fire station on N. Main Street and a fire alarm was installed in the theatre in case firemen on a break happened to be inside the theatre. The theatre was also involved in litigation after a shooting incident involving Fred Suzore and an alleged poacher on his farm property in 1952. Elvis Presley is said to have been fetched from the Suzore # 2 Theatre for his first interview, the night “That’s All Right Mama” first played on the radio.
The building was demolished in 1967, and the Cook Convention Center stands on the site.
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