Royal Theatre

711 23rd Avenue,
Meridian, MS 39301

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The Royal Theatre was opened January 4, 1941, and had a seating capacity for 517. It was located at 23rd Avenue and 7th Street just a couple blocks from the Temple Theatre.

Tripled in 1972, it has since been demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 2, 2009 at 5:26 pm

The Royal Theatre became a three-theater complex in 1972. The January 30 issue of Boxoffice ran an article headed “Mississippi Triplex Sparkles In Debut” which said that the expansion was accomplished by adding two new auditoriums adjacent to the original 517-seat Royal, which had been built by Lloyd Royal in 1941, opening on January 4 that year.

The 1972 additions were called the Royal Cinema, which had 800 seats, and the Mini Royal, with 200 seats. The original Royal Theatre was reseated to accommodate 325 patrons with greater comfort. The new auditoriums were opened on January 17, 1972.

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