Comet Theater

20 N. Broad Street E,
Angier, NC 27501

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The Comet Theater was operating prior to 1941.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 5, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Here is a postcard showing the Comet, circa 1930-1945:
http://tinyurl.com/2ucxt2

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 7, 2008 at 10:42 am

Both the Comet Theater and the drugstore in the postcard picture were owned by Allison Louis Overby.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm

This November 1948 Time story did not identify the theater, but presumably it was the Comet:

When a movie theater in Angier, N.C. (pop. 1,028) scheduled a sex picture called Mom and Dad (“Bold! Shocking! The Secrets of Sensible Sex”), it was overrun by an unmanageable crowd. Firemen had to wet down the crowd with a hose before the picture could be shown to an all-male audience.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 2, 2009 at 9:27 am

You shouldn’t speculate because the information can mislead people. In 1945 the Comet Theater is listed as closed with 250 seats. The other theater at that time was the Piquant Theater. That might be the theater mentioned in the Time story.

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