Isis Theatre

743 Haywood Road,
Asheville, NC 28806

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Former Isis Theater West Asheville

This small neighborhood theatre in West Asheville has an Art Deco style facade. It opened January 2, 1938. In the early-1940’s, it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Carl Bamford. The Isis Theatre was closed in 1957.

It has been remodeled for a variety of retail uses and currently houses a restaurant and since late-2012, concerts are featured.

Contributed by Mark Huffstetler

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

kencmcintyre on December 20, 2008 at 1:57 am

The Isis was opened in January 1938 by Publix Theaters.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 26, 2009 at 2:42 am

Boxoffice said, in its January 8, 1938, issue: “Asheville’s new $50,000 theatre, the Isis, held its formal opening December 27. The theatre was built by the Publix-Bamford Theatres and has a seating capacity of 555.”

Mikeoaklandpark on August 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

The Isis is being reopened as a concert restaurant venue. They have installed a beautiful marquee and a duplicate of the original sign that reads Isis. Will upload a photo as soon as I can.

Mikeoaklandpark on September 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Please see the photo I added. It is from a newspaper article. I will add more photo’s as i can when they open.

CSWalczak on October 9, 2012 at 4:46 am

An article about the conversion to a restaurant/music hall can be read here.

rivest266 on August 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm

January 2nd, 1938 grand opening ad in photo section.

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