Albany Theatre

107 North Jackson Street,
Albany, GA 31701

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zebulongrady
zebulongrady on April 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

I was given the opportunity to tour this old theatre when the proposed renovation was planned. It was a shame to see such a magnificant building in the shape it was in. I wrote a story about the theatre tour and if anyone would like to read it, please send me a request at . A few of the orchestra seats remained and all of the balcony seats remained. Odd thing I noticed about this theatre was that the restrooms were on the mezannine level, I found not on the main floor. Went down under the stage and could look up through the open stage floor and see the electric hub. Stage timbers were handing down. There was no water in the area so the drains must still work. Could not locate a heating plant but i know there had to be one as the building had a chimney.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on December 6, 2014 at 3:25 am

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 2006 Reference number 06000733 Architectural style: Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on June 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

This was a magnifcent theatre in the 60’s, very large for a town the size of Albany. I’m of the opinion that all historic movie theatres should be restored, what treasures they are, that we will never experience again, please save the Albany Theatre.

moviebuffer
moviebuffer on June 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

this place was opulent by sowega standards. saw ‘green berets’ here, as well as many others. the problem is not that the theater is in disrepair, the problem is that albany is in disrepair. the inner city is pretty much an island where everyone exists on entitlements of one kind or another. it would be ludicrous to invest even one dime in restoring this theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Thanks Tom O.Plez post more stories,most all of us worked ,or managed in the business.

olivet
olivet on April 4, 2011 at 11:43 am

My first job ever was usher/ticket taker at the “Albany”. I worked afternoons after till closing, and all day Sat and Sun. I made $35 a week. But gas was only about 25 cents a gallon. Fun times.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on January 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

Here’s a January 2011 picture of the Albany.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Feb.18 1980 and no surprize on the movie ,its “BLACK MAGIC” Rated R.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm

October 15 1973 Now showing “BLACKENSTEIN” Rated PG. I don’t think this movie ever made it to our downtown theatres in Augusta.I had heard about it.Of course.“BLACULA” played.And the Sequel.

May 3 1975
Another Black movie,“SWEET SWEETBACK” is playing.

Jan.2 1977 “MONKEY HUSTLE” is playing.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 12, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Come on Folks in Albany,Save this theatre,Augusta SAVED THREE of her downtown theatres!

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 27, 2010 at 6:41 am

Renovation seems to have gone kaput. Building is now for sale on Loopnet with the front recommended for offices and the auditorium “in need of major repair or tear down.”

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LarryBearden
LarryBearden on January 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

The Albany Theatre is up for sale for 1.5 million. There are some pictures of the renovations that have been done on www.albanyc1.com
I toured this theatre several years ago before restoration begin and I do not recognzie some of the areas shown in the pictures. It is possible that they may be dividing up some of the large areas. I don’t know what has happended unless the owner just ran out of funds.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 14, 2008 at 6:32 pm

A forlorn view of the closed Albany Theater in Albany from 1986. (Notice the great bas relief artwork).

If there is only one vehicle within a mile of an old theater…..guess where it will be parked?