231 Main Street,
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Replacing the towns' earlier Jamestown Theater which closed in 1931. The new Smithfield Theatre had twice the seating capacity of the older theatre and was located in an existing building on the 200 block of Main Street adjacent to the Delk Department Store. Captain Scott opened the new 300-seat Smithfield Theatre in May 1932. An adjoining building was purchased enabling the Smithfield Theatre to be enlarged and it reopened October 22, 1937 give a 60% increase in the seating capacity.
In 1940 it was purchased by the Pitts-Roth chain and in July 1940 it was remodeled with seating provided for 400 on the main floor and 150 in the balcony for African-Americans. Restrooms were assed for both races. Pitt-Roth owned the theatre until 1955 when they sold it to local resident Roy Richardson. It was closed March 9, 1961. The building was ‘For Sale’ in March 1962.
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