Bibb Theatre

451 3rd Street,
Macon, GA 31201

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Previously operated by: Weis Theatres

Architects: Fred G. Weis

Firms: Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild & Paschel

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Bibb Theatre

The 800-seat Bibb Theatre was opened on December 26, 1938. It was remodeled internally in 1963. It was closed on January 1, 1978 with Rudy Ray Moore in “Petey Wheatstraw”.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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pcallaway90
pcallaway90 on June 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

Does anyone have any ideas who owns ths building? I’m trying to get some more information on the Bibb Theater and would love any help I can get.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on June 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Not quite sure who owns the building. The Bibb was a fine theatre at one time in the 50’s and 60’s showing first run movies, think Dr. Zhivago, a small lobby/concession area with a sweeping staircase to the balcony. I remember in the late 50’s, local WBML disc jockey, Bob Saggese did Teen Time on Saturday morning with music, fun and of course a movie, great times.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on July 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Great photo, that was before I remember the Bibb, not sure when they renovated, did not realize what a drastic change it was, am still hopeful someone will restore it.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on July 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Would you happen to have 50’s era photos of the Railto, Ritz and Grand from Boxoffice?

alanbrewer1
alanbrewer1 on February 21, 2017 at 9:48 am

Would love to find memorabilia about this: as a kid in the early to mid 1960’s, the Bibb partnered with the local Coca-Cola bottler to sponsor a Kiddie Carnival on Wednesday mornings during the summer. Admission was 6 Coca-Cola bottle caps. Kids only movies, kids only admission. Anyone remember more details?

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on May 6, 2022 at 3:28 pm

Actually, it closed on January 1, 1978 with “Petey Wheatstraw” as its last film.

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