Lincoln Theatre

311 N. Church Street,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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The Lincoln Theater circa 1950

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Located on North Church Street and East Third Street, the Lincoln Theatre was another of the three “negro theatres” in downtown Winston-Salem. The Lincoln Theatre opened prior to 1924 and seated 640. The theatre closed in 1969 and was later demolished.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm

DocSouth’s “Going to the Show” lists the Lincoln Theatre as having been open by 1924. It lists the house as having had 300 seats in 1926 and 850 seats in 1930. As that’s a considerable expansion, I’m thinking it might have been done by adding one or two levels of balcony seating to a single-floor auditorium. Closing the upper balcony could then account for a later reduction to 640 seats.

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