209 S. Tryon Street,
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The Broadway Theatre opened on March 9, 1915 and was one of three ornate first run movie theaters in downtown Charlotte. It had a narrow auditorium with a balcony and had an ornate plaster dome from which hung a large crystal chandelier. When operated by Warner Bros. it was the first in town to install equipment for sound movies for a January 1927 run of “Don Juan”, and later that year an incredible seven week run of “The Jazz Singer”.
Operated in the 1940’s by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary H.F. Kincey. Movies played until the mid-1950’s and their was a brief name change to the Fox Theatre but the theater closed and was razed in 1958. A large office building now stands in its place.
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