Tryon Theatre

117 S. Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC 28280

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The Tryon Theatre opened on January 17, 1938 with Deanna Durbin in “3 Smart Girls”. It was the last movie theatre built in downtown Charlotte. It was a modest space both inside and out and showed second run movies its entire life which lasted until closing on December 20, 1958 with John Wayne in “Legend of the Lost” & Peter Cushing in “The Horror of Dracula”. It did have a nice marquee which was saved and moved to a new location.

Look for the restored marquee gracing the entrance to a restaurant in the Cavalaris building on Morehead Street in the Dilworth neighborhood.

Contributed by Mark Huffstetler

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Pity Charlotte didn’t have enough sense to save some theatres,guess they were trying to play catch up with ATL, Hey, Atl saved a Couple of Theatres Downtown.

Keef
Keef on April 10, 2017 at 11:33 am

It didn’t just show 2nd run features. It also showed striptease flicks. Eww! Shame, shame.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 9, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Tryon Theatre was closed on December 20, 1958 at end of lease with a fine bill consisting of two shorts – a color cartoon and the Three Stooges in “Outer Space Jitters” – and two features: “Legend of the Lost” and “Horror of Dracula.”

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