Modjeska Theater

813 Broad Street,
Augusta, GA 30901

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Modjeska Theatre, Augusta, GA

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The Modjeska Theater in Augusta, Georgia was named in honor of Helena Modjeska. Designed by G. Lloyd Preacher, the Modjeska Theater opened on Thanksgiving Day 1916. The Modjeska Theater closed as a movie theater in 1977. Today the building is used as an upscale bar and lounge. Another Modjeska Theater, also named in honor of Helena Modjeska is located in Milwaukee, WI. More history of this theater can be found on the Modjeska lounge website.

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rlausche on August 19, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I remember one Sunday, in the fall of 1965 when a movie call “Nude in a White Car” played here. There was a line down the street past the imperial that day. It all alot of soldiers going to see the film. Of all the films I saw, the short time I was at Ft Gordon, that was the first time the balacone was open. We would go to the Miller and Imperial too. But on a hot day it was nice to see a double feature in air. The lobby needed alot of work. The Auditorum was not bad. It was done all in blue. I will remember my time there

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Thanks Robert as you can see it went soft-porn by the seventies.

CSWalczak on November 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm

There were actually two Modjeska theaters in Augusta and for awhile, both were in operation according to the information on p. 42 here (you may have to scroll down to see the dual ad and the picture of the second Modjeska): There is also a picture of the Modjeska marquee being removed further down on p. 51.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 15, 2010 at 7:38 pm

thanks Cwalczak.So much.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm

WHP, This from Bill Barkley.{the last Union projestionist from Local 518}. “to answer,WHP’s Question,‘Scotty and Boots’ had a one hit wonder called "Money,Marbles and Chalk”.I always felt it was a song about getting old,and i was a young man in those days.They were sponsored by VIM-HERB for colds.Heck,It was 60 proof.One could get drunk,Whp.Hope that helps.“ ..Bill Barkley.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

“DE SADE” rated X plays Nov.28 1969.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2011 at 9:47 am

Certainly not “DE SADE” but for 1953.“GUERRILLA GIRL” and “LUXURY GIRLS” are on a double bill in the Summer.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

In 1929 the Modjeska was a Publix Theatre.And showing June 7 1929, “THE DESERT SONG”.

Nov.2 1960 “WHOLE TRUTH” and “-30-”.


Jan 1 1965 “BLOOD FEAST” this thing is playing all over Augusta-Aiken.

June 25 1966 “STRIPPER”


June 1 1968 “LOVING COUPLES”

August 15 1969 “SUCCUBUS”


July 4 1969 “SWEDEN,HEAVEN and HELL”

Sept. 24 1971 “BANG,BANG GANG”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

60 years ago this week Western Star Lash Larue had four Stage appearances at the MODJESKA.Cracking his 18 foot long bullwhip.He was on at 2:30,5:00,7:15 and 9:15.June 3.It was said Lash gave Harrison Ford lessons for his Indiana JOnes flicks.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm

A close-up photo of the Modjeska Theatre’s entrance can be seen at the bottom of this page of the March 6, 1926, issue of Motion Picture News.

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