Towne Theater

Pascagoula, MS 39595

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sgbacks on May 22, 2008 at 12:51 pm

I forgot to add that the whole shopping center was demolished in the early eighties with the exception of Eckerds Drugstore. However it is now closed.

sgbacks on May 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm

The Towne Theatre was located in a strip-mall named Searstown.The biggest memories that I have of it are the 2 story Burt Reynolds stand-up outside of it at the premiere of Smokey and The Bandit in 1977 and the 2 story Jaws stand-up as well in 1975. My dad took me to see The Treasure of Matecumbe in 1976,when I was 6 years old,and we had to leave in the first few minutes because I got really freaked out by some kind of dark native ritual at the start of the movie. I don’t think the Towne lasted past 1979 or 1980 because a new theatre had opened down the street called the Twin Cinema. If I remember right, Xanadu may have been about the last movie to play there. I’m not totally sure.