Center Theater

152 S. Main Street,
High Point, NC 27260

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Center Theater

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atmos on March 13, 2010 at 3:18 am

The architect was Erle Stillwell.

raysson on March 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Chuck1231: The CENTER THEATRE opened on January 30,1939.

Continued to show first-run features and special interest films until it’s closing in 1981. At the time of it’s closing in 1981,the CENTER THEATRE was the only standing theatre in all of Downtown High Point after the Paramount and the Carolina closed.

raysson on March 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

A LOT of blockbuster films got first-run billing at this theatre. During the 1970’s and early 1980’s,the CENTER was High Point’s only Downtown Cinema.

  1. “SUPERMAN:THE MOVIE” played here first-run on December 21, 1978.

  2. ALL OF THE PINK PANTHER SEQUELS from 1975-1978 played here first-run

Other movies like “CONVOY”, “SILVER STREAK”,and others played at the CENTER first-run until it’s closing in 1981.

raysson on April 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

This theatre played a lot of Elvis Presley films since they had access to the Elvis films that were released under MGM and Paramount during the 1960’s.

raysson on November 26, 2012 at 10:56 am

Elvis Presley did two sold out live shows at High Point’s Center Theatre on February 7,1956 with 2 matinee performances and 2 evening performances.

raysson on December 19, 2014 at 10:31 am

Last operated under Plitt Southern Theatres when it closed in early-1981.

DavidZornig on November 21, 2017 at 6:32 am

February 7, 1956 image courtesy of Rick Surrett.
The sold out Elvis shows mentioned above in 2012.

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