Martin Theater

Lafayette, AL 36862

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Its not listed on C.T.yet.There are a few Quonset Hut Theatres listed in Ga.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Augusta. Iam going by Borders tonight to look at that regional book written about entertainment in Augusta and I will see if it is mentioned.Last time I went by there it was a church.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Which city? Maybe I can find it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 12, 2010 at 5:21 pm

We had a Quonset Hut Theatre here on Laney-Walker Blvd,that played movies for the nearby Black neighborhood,not too far from the LENOX theatre,but have no idea what the theatre’s name was.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Thats interesting there are 87 Quonset Hut theatres listed on C.T.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 16, 2009 at 3:24 am

The March 18, 1949, issue of Boxoffice reported that the Martin Theatre in Lafayette had opened recently. The 669-seat house was of the quonset type, and was designed by the Martin circuit’s in-house architect, Rufus E. Bland, in association with engineer John Mauk. Bland was designing theaters for Martin at least as early as 1948 and at least as late as 1973.