Hardy Court Cinema Six

625 Courthouse Road,
Gulfport, MS 39507

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Originally opened on August 23, 1974 as a twin screen cinema with Lucille Ball in “Mame” & Henry Fonda in “My Name is Nobody”. The Hardy Court was later a six-plex that ran first run attractions. It was extensively damaged by hurricane Katrina. It was totally demolished about two months after the Hurricane did its damage.

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wsaucier on May 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm

The Hardy Court Twin Cinema, located in the Hardy Court Shopping Center, was opened by ABC Midsouth Theatres in the early 1970’s. It replaced the single screen Paramount Theatre in downtown Gulfport which they had closed and sold to the owner of the Sand and Gulf Theatres. After a few years, the largest auditorium was divided into two small auditoriums giving it three screens.

The theatre was sold in the late 1980’s to the owner of the Norwood Village Cinema in Gulfport. This owner enarged the theatre to six screens, and returned the two small auditoriums back to a single auditorium. After enlarging the Hardy Court, they closed the Norwood Village Cinema. The theatre was again enlarged by two screens giving it eight screens.

Around 2003 the owner sold the Hardy Court Cinema Eight to two investors who operated the theatre until Hurricane Katrina damaged the building. It never reopened and was demolished.

wsaucier on June 21, 2011 at 9:47 pm

If you look closely at the blue sign on the right in the photo, it says “Hardy Court” on it. This is what remains of the sign and bill board that was located at the entrance to the parking lot for the Hardy Court Cinema which was located to the left in the blank area of the picture before the big building that looks like a house.

rivest266 on February 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

August 23rd, 1974 grand opening ad posted here.

davidcoppock on December 25, 2019 at 11:54 pm

Opened on screen 1 and 2 with “Mame” and screen 3 with “My name is nobody.

davidcoppock on December 25, 2019 at 11:58 pm

The site is now a state government office building(Business Enterprises Program) and a real estate office(Kim Seal, Realtor).

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