Crescent Theatre

118 W. Second Street,
Little Rock, AR 72201

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One of many downtown theatres in Little Rock. Located at W. Second Street and Main Street. The Crescent Theatre was listed as open in the late-1920’s. Seating was listed at 620. The Crescent Theatre was still open in 1950, but article has no closing date and stated it has since been demolished.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 29, 2009 at 9:09 am

The Crescent was mentioned in this October 1920 article in the Fayetteville Democrat:

LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 21â€"J. M. Ensor, manager of the Crescent Theater of Little Rock, has issued a call for a state meeting to be held next Monday at the Marion Hotel for the purpose of organizing a moving picture exhibitors’ association in the state of Arkansas.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 29, 2009 at 1:27 pm

That was the only mention of the Crescent on that site.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 29, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Boxoffice published the obituary of J.M. Ensor in its issue of July 3, 1937. It credits him with being one of the organizers of the Tri-State Association of Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America and an early member of the Independent Theatre Owners Association of Arkansas. He died on June 25, at the age of 67. He had operated the Crescent Theatre for 22 years.

The January 28, 1956, issue of Boxoffice reported that the Crescent Theatre had been closed and would be demolished to make way for a bank’s parking lot. The Crescent had been in operation for forty years.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Probably a 1915 opening (22 years before 1937.)

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Too bad no photos yet!

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