Manor Theatre

208 Market Street,
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Manor Theatre

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Located in downtown Wilmington on Market Street, the Manor Theatre was one of the two movie houses that were opened in Wilmington’s historic downtown district. The Manor Theatre was opened December 4, 1941 with the British movie “Three Crocketed Sailors” (Sailors Three) staring Tommy Trinder. The theatre closed in 1985. The building became the Rox nightclub.

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raysson on November 10, 2008 at 10:21 am

Once operated by the Stewart & Everett Theatre chain.

PatriciaCarol on March 23, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Visited Wilmington last spring (2008). It looked like The Manor was still there. “Hill’s Wilmington (New Hanover County, NC) City Directory 1958” shows The Manor at 208 Market St. The business at 208 Market Street in 2008 was “The Rox” – some sort of entertainment venue. The facade looks different but it appears to be the same building that housed The Manor.

Also, The Manor would have been one of four downtown movie houses in 1958 per that city directory with the other three being The Bailey, The Colony and The Ritz (810 N. 4th St).

kencmcintyre on February 6, 2010 at 9:18 am

This was the website for the nightclub, but it no longer works.

PatriciaCarol on March 27, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Finally! Found a photo among my father’s stuff!
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Mike Rogers on June 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Boy,Chuck 1231 that American Classic photo makes it look like a Dry cleaning store.What horrible facelift.I notice a “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY” one sheet on the front of the Manor.

raysson on April 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

This theatre got a lot of Disney product too.

Basically a lot of Disney re-releases played here.

raysson on January 29, 2013 at 9:44 am

The MANOR THEATRE opened on December 4,1941 with the main attraction “Three Cocketed Sailors”.

Closed in 1985 under Piedmont Theatres.

Patsy on January 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Does Wilmington have any historic theatres still in existence and in operation?

raysson on January 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm

That is a very good question Patsy. The last theatres that Downtown Wilmington had that was operational was the Bailey Theatre and the Manor Theatre. The Bailey closed in 1980 and the Manor was gone by early-1985.

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