Muhammad Ali Theater
380 Beale Street,
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Originally opened in 1975 as the Towne II, although a second screen was never added. By 1977 Muhammed Ali’s name was added as a later investor. The building stood on the corner of 5th Street and Beale Street.
I remember walking down Beale Street in 1976 or 1977, before Beale Street was "renovated", and though the street was otherwise almost deserted, there were two open movie theaters, the Muhammad Ali Theatre, and the New Daisy Theatre. The old Daisy Theatre was closed at the time. The Muhammad Ali Theatre was by far the newest building on Beale Street at the time. It was the first only black built and operated movie theatre on Beale Street.
It has been a nightclub for many years, operated by George Miller, but it had an unfortunate reputation. It was closed in March 2019 as a public nuisance, then the owner died. It is planned to be demolished and will be replaced by a hotel.
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