Malco Theatre

156 S. Adams Avenue,
Camden, AR 71701

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The Malco Theatre, which opened in July 6, 1950, was one of four theaters located in Camden which, according to the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook, were part of the Malco Theaters chain at that time. The others were the Rialto Theatre, the Ritz Theatre, and the Strand Theatre.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on September 27, 2007 at 5:09 pm

By 1963 the Ritz and Strand were gone, and the Mesa Drive-In in Camden had been added, according to the IMPA of that year.

kencmcintyre on July 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm

This is from the Camden News on July 6, 1950:

South Arkansas' finest theater, the new Malco, will be formally opened tonight at 7 p.m. with a premier showing of “Annie Get Your Gun,” famous Irving Berlin musical. This theater was completed this week by the Malco company and was built by the Berg Brothers. It is on a large lot and on the busy South Adams sector of Camden. Every modern improvement in movie house and theater construction was used. The new show place will seat over 900 people and it is expected to be filled to capacity for all shows tonight. High Malco officials will be here for the opening.

kencmcintyre on July 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm

A 1955 Camden News article stated that there would be an Army Reserve meeting at 114 Jackson Street, behind the Malco Theater. That would put the Malco at the intersection of South Adams and Jackson, more or less.

dallasmovietheaters on March 22, 2016 at 6:27 am

Launched July 6, 1950 with “Annie Get Your Gun.” Grand opening ad and grainy pic in photos.

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