Tudor Theater

87 Peachtree Street NE,
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Auditorium, Montgomery Theatre, Atlanta, 1911

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The Tudor Theater opened in 1911.

Any further information would be appreciated.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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1234 on October 16, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Actually the Tudor is the 4th theatre to occupy that site.
It originally opened as the Montgomery Theatre on August 1, 1911.
Films such as “Queen Elizabeth” starring Sara Bernhart, and films such a Tillies Punctured Romance starring a young Charlie Chaplin.
IN August of 1915 the theatre became the Georgian Theatre, On December 17,1916 it closed and reopened on the 25th as the Odeon,
In June of 1918 the Odeon closed and was remodeled, The Tudor opened on July 4th 1918 with the film “Smashing Through” and featuring the $10,000 Unified Pipe Organ.

The Tudor remained in business until the late 1920’s when the theatre closed and became the site of the Zackery Men’s Store, which it remained until the site was cleared in the 70’s for Central City park, now known as Woodriff Park.

JackCoursey on October 19, 2007 at 9:02 am

In that Woodruff Park is located at 51 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 that should be the address of the theatre. I faintly recall the Zackery store and would love to see a photo of it.

1234 on October 19, 2007 at 11:38 am

Althought the address of Woodruff park is 51 Peachtree, construction of the park wiped out all the addresses on that side of the street starting about 35 or 37 all the way up to about 95 Peachtree.
The address of the Tudor was either 81 or 88 Peachtree (I will verify it later) which put it across the street from the FlatIron building. There is a postcard of the FlatIron Building that shows the theatre when it was the Odeon.
During the period from 1908 to 1926 there were almost a dozen theatres just along this section of Peachtree. Of which the Criterion located at 41-43 Peachtree was the largest at 900 seats. The Cameo which was located midway between the Criterion and Tudor, had the longest run.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm

The Moving Picture World July 1915:

“The Montgomery Theater last week advertised the following:

Owing to the fact that F. T. Montgomery has no connection whatever, financial or otherwise, with the Montgomery Theater, on Peachtree, and owing to the further fact that Mr. Montgomery is planning to actively re-enter the motion picture field In Atlanta, the management has decided to change the name of the Montgomery Theater. The management decided to let Its patrons select the new name, and a contest was started Monday morning, July 6. Blank coupons were presented at the box office to each patron. The winner will receive an annual pass to the theater".

Looks like Georgian Theater was the winning name.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 4, 2014 at 1:05 am

I have uploaded to the photo section three photos of the Montgomery Theatre that were published in 1911.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 28, 2014 at 5:19 pm

The Tudor Theater is listed in a 1922 Atlanta city directory with an address of 87 Peachtree Street.

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