Tiger Theater

157 N. College Street,
Auburn, AL 36830

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The Tiger Theater opened September 6, 1926, and was still operating into the early-1980’s.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2011 at 1:22 am

Very sorry looking marquee for a PLITT theatre!1981 picture. It was Plitt Theatre in 1983.Summer movie prices here will be $2.00 and $4.00 a seat this from the Knoxville District.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 3, 2012 at 1:38 am

REMEMBERING PLITT THEATRES is on Facebook for old employees or moviegoers that liked PLITT THEATRES.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 14, 2014 at 7:25 pm

A history of movie exhibition in Auburn from 1894 to 1928, written as a thesis by Auburn University student Danielle E. Williams, has information about the early years of the Tiger Theatre (PDF here.)

The Tiger Theatre was opened by F. A. Rogers on September 6, 1926. It was the first regular movie theater in Auburn, though movies had been shown in the college auditorium at lest twice a week (Friday and Saturday nights) under the auspices of the local YMCA since 1912.

The College Picture Show, as the YMCA program was called, continued to operate for two years after the Tiger Theatre opened, finally suspending operations in September, 1928.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on April 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm

The Tiger Theatre had a Reproduco organ to accompany silent pictures.

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