Manor Theatre

208 Market Street,
Wilmington, NC 28401

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raysson on June 5, 2015 at 11:11 am

THE SOUND OF MUSIC-The Reserved Seat Engagements—showmanship/sound-of-money-celebrating-sound-of-music-50th-anniv

raysson on June 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

This was also under the Eastern Federal Theatre chain.

walterfive on June 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

I must disagree, Raysson. Thailian Hall (built in 1862) is a VERY historic Wilmington theatre, but it’s not primarily a movie theatre, although films are shown there. My favorite memories of the Manor Theatre were seeing the 40th Anniversary revival of the Marx Brothers “Animal Crackers” there in 1973, “Song Of The South” in 1974, Pink Floyd’s “Live At Pompeii” in 1978, and in 1980, when it had a long run of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for the midnight movies.

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.

Patsy on January 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm

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

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.

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.

Mike Rogers
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.

PatriciaCarol on March 27, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Finally! Found a photo among my father’s stuff!
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kencmcintyre on February 6, 2010 at 9:18 am

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

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).