Anson/Wadesboro Community Theatre

112 S. Rutherford Street,
Wadesboro, NC 28170

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Mass in the Ansonia in the early 1940's

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The Ansonia Theatre was opened in 1925. In 2006 Wadesboro mounted a campaign to renovate the long closed Ansonia Theatre to create a performing arts center for the city. The triangular marquee has a great stylized “A” wrappping around the sides.

It reopened as a community theatre in 2011.

Contributed by Mark Huffstetler

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

raysson on January 31, 2009 at 5:31 pm

At one time during its heyday….The Ansonia Theatre was the only moviehouse operating in town.

PatriciaCarol on February 21, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Here is link to picture from about 1963 at my flickr site:

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 1, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Here is another photo of the Ansonia Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

This is a 1967 ad courtesy of PatriciaNC.

raysson on January 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Soon to be reopened as the Anson/Wadesboro Community Theatre,formerly the Ansonia Theatre.

kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Here is a photo taken during restoration:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Goodluck,Ansonia Theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

In the early seventies it was called the NEW ANSONIA THEATRE.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

“HALLOWEEN 2” played there Rated R.According to management No one under 18.

raysson on June 16, 2011 at 8:52 am

A lot of blaxploitation movies played at the ANSONIA too during the early to mid-1970’s. I fondly remember seeing “DOLEMITE” on the same triple bill as “COOLEY HIGH”,and “CORNBREAD,EARL AND ME”. The following week in July of 1975,the ANSONIA played another double bill with “THREE THE HARD WAY” and “TRUCK TURNER”.

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