Noble Theatre

928 Noble Street,
Anniston, AL 36204

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Noble Theatre

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The Noble Theatre opened in 1883 as the Opera House. It was one of the most ornate and distinctive performance halls in the Southeast. During the early 1900s the theatre transitioned from a live performance venue to a cinema and was renamed the Noble. The theatre was demolished in 1958.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 24, 2006 at 3:03 pm

From hsvmovies.com:

“No longer in operation. Built in 1883 by William Noble. Located at 10th and Noble Streets. Seated 1200 with standing room for 200. Modeled after the famous Winter Garden in New York City. Renovated in 1888. Had a 35 by 70 foot stage. In 1908, lightning struck the building, causing heavy damage, after which, the building was revamped. The auditorium was lowered to the ground floor. Demolished in 1958. A stained glass window was saved from the theatre, and was put in the Anniston Room at the public library in 1989”.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on September 25, 2006 at 3:38 pm

Here and here are a couple of vintage photos of the Noble Theatre.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2007 at 11:50 am

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 692 style 108 was installed in the Noble Theater on 8/25/1923.

MIKEJOHN
MIKEJOHN on June 21, 2012 at 6:16 am

BACK IN 1958 THE NOBLE THEATRE WAS REOPENED, IT WAS CALLED THE NEW NOBLE THEATRE. IT WAS RUN BY MY SISTER AND HER HUSBAND(BOB GILES). THEY SHOWED MOVIES AND HAD LIVE STAGE SHOWS. PRO. BACKWARDS , BETTY GRABLES HUSBAND AND HIS BAND, A CIRCUS, AND OTHER STAGE PERFORMERS. MAE WEST HAD APPEARED ON STAGE IN THE 30’S. THE THEATRE WAS TORN DOWN AROUND 1970.I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESTORED. IT WAS THE OLDEST THEATRE IN ANNISTON AND WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT ATTRACTION!

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