Pick Theatre

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Pick Theatre

The Pick Theatre was opened November 7, 1938 with Luise Rainer in “The Great Waltz”. By 1941 it was under the control of Paramount Pictures Inc., through their subsidiary H.F. Kincey. It was still operating through to at least 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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raysson on May 31, 2009 at 11:31 am

Wasn’t this the only theatre that permitted African-Americans in Chapel Hill? I read somewhere that this was the “colored” theatre in town between Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 31, 2009 at 12:19 pm

In his book ‘African American Theatre Buildings’ Eric Leddel Smith lists the Hollywood Theatre and the Standard Theatre as African American Theatres in Chapel Hill, NC. The Hollywood between the years 1949-1955 and the Standard between 1931-1950.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 28, 2009 at 7:24 pm

A single-line item in Boxoffice of September 17, 1938, datelined Chapel Hill, reads: “The Pickwick Theatre is being remodeled.” Could the Pick be the same theater, wick-less?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm

The Pickwick was at 11 East Franklin St. Not sure if it was the same theatre as the Pick, though.

Texas2step on October 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm

This one opened as the Pick Theatre on November 7, 1938.

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