Charlotte Auditorium

205 N. College Street,
Charlotte, NC 28202

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ncmark
ncmark on June 22, 2010 at 5:19 am

The Garr Auditorium that was built out of the salvage of the old Charlotte Auditorium is currently being demolished. It has been vacant since Hurricane Hugo opened up parts of the roof in 1989. The city has forced the demolition after it was determined that the structure was too far gone to save.

ncmark
ncmark on December 10, 2008 at 7:06 am

The Auditorium was opened in 1908 for the Democratic State Convention and was by architect L.L. Hunter. It was dismantled and moved to its current location in 1932. Its original capacity was 4500 including a balcony and gallery but the main floor was probably movable seats to accommodate a variety of different style events.

ncmark
ncmark on December 9, 2008 at 4:59 am

Along with the movies that played here the following entertainers appeared on stage: John Phillips Sousa in 1922 & ‘24, Anna Pavlova in '22, Paderewski in '23 and Will Rogers in '26.