James Theater

319 S. James Street,
Goldsboro, NC 27530

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The Rex Auditorium Theatre was opened by 1928 and was an African-American theatre. Renamed James Theatre around 1940. The James Theatre is listed in 1955 with 370 seats.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm

The University of North Carolina’s web site about theaters, “Going to the Show,” lists the James Theatre as having been an African-American house.

NightHawk1 on March 16, 2014 at 7:24 am

If the address listed above is correct then the James Theater has been demolished. However, there is a building on the southwest corner of South James and West Spruce Streets (301 South James?) that looks like it could have been a movie theater at one time.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 8, 2016 at 11:45 am

In the 1928 Goldsboro city directory, 319 S. James is listed as the location of the Rex Auditorium Theatre, a moving picture house for black patrons, operated by J. K. Darden. This house was apparently the successor to the Rex Theatre on W. Chestnut Street, which was not listed in the 1928 directory.

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