619 Chelsea Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Strand Enterprises Inc.
Previous Names: Hanover Theatre, Avon Theatre
Opened by 1934 as the Hanover Theatre. In 1936 it became the Avon Theatre. It was renamed Roxy Theatre in 1938. By 1941 it was operated by the Memphis based Strand Enterprises Inc. chain. It was still open in 1958. A story tells that it was not elegant, having bolted dining room chairs in the front instead of theatre seats. A building which may have house the lobby still exists, but aerial views show a ‘dog leg’ auditorium running behind the store fronts.
(Note) A different theatre named the Chelsea Theatre in 1914 is still listed in the City Directory 1915-1916 at Chelsea Avenue & 5th Street.
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