Levon Theater

107 Washington Avenue,
Weldon, NC 27890

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The Levon Theater was owned by Statesville Theaters in the 1940’s. A December 26, 1947 fire destroyed the theater and resulted in the death of a firefighter when one of the theater walls collapsed.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm

The Levon Theatre burned just a few weeks after being bought by Statesville Theatres. The November 18, 1947, issue of the Statesville Record and Landmark reported that A. F. Sams, Jr. and C. H. Trotter had just returned from Weldon where they had attended to the details of taking over the recently-purchased house. The company already operated the Center Theatre in Weldon.

The January 3, 1948, issue of Boxoffice (which misspelled the theater’s name as Leven) reported on the fire, saying it had started on the stage about 2:00 PM, and that the building and contents were both a total loss.

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