Co-Ed Theatre

105 W. Hancock Street,
Milledgeville, GA 31059

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Co-Ed Theatre

The Co-Ed was owned by Martin Theaters. It appears to have closed in the early 1960s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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StanMalone on May 16, 2006 at 4:02 am

This is probably the same theatre as the CAMPUS which can be found here: /theaters/4818/

KenRoe on May 16, 2006 at 4:52 am

Film Daily Yearbook’s show two different theatres in Milledgeville:-
In 1941 there is just the Campus Theatre with 500 seats

In 1943 the Campus is listed with 1,300 seats (enlarged maybe?) and the Co-Ed Theatre with no seating capacity given (could have just opened).

In 1950 the Campus Theatre, W. Hancock Street 1,245 seats and the Co-Ed Theatre, W. Hancock Street 939 seats.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 16, 2006 at 5:52 am

Ken….How about a Palace theater on Columbia St in Milledgeville. According to the Georgia Historical Society, the Palace theater was the first motion picture theater in Milledgeville, Georgia. Its claim to fame was its projectionist. His name was Oliver Hardy of Laurel and Hardy. At that time, his last name was Norvell. This occurred after 1910. Seems like a good theater to list.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 16, 2006 at 6:12 am

Okay, his first name was Norvell, Norvell Hardy. “In 1910, a movie theater opened in the future Oliver Hardy’s home town of Milledgeville, and Oliver became the projectionist, ticket taker, janitor and manager. He soon became obsessed with the new motion picture industry, and became convinced that he could do a better job than the actors he saw on the screen. A friend suggested that he move to Jacksonville where some films were being made. In 1913 he did just that”. So the Palace opened in 1910 and he worked there no later than 1913. It might not be listed in a FDYbook.

KenRoe on May 16, 2006 at 6:19 am

lostmemory; Sorry, I have no details of a Palace Theatre. Great story about Norvell Hardy though.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 16, 2006 at 6:28 am

Thanks Ken. I guess that the Palace closed before 1914-15. I kind of enjoyed the story about Norvell aka Oliver Hardy myself. I’ll put this theater on my “to do” list and submit it later.

JackCoursey on November 5, 2006 at 7:14 am

Here is a November 2006 photos of what remains of the Co Ed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2009 at 7:18 pm

The February 22, 1941, issue of Boxoffice Magazine has an article about Martin Theatres which mentions the Co-Ed at Milledgeville bing among the houses the circuit then had under construction.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm

The July 12, 1941, issue of Boxoffice said that Martin planned to open the Co-Ed on July 21.

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