619 Chelsea Avenue,
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The Avon Theatre opened in 1936, and was listed in 1937 and 1938, at which time it was renamed Roxy Theatre. 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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