Charles Theatre

35 Commerce Street,
Montgomery, AL 36104

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The Charles Theater

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The Charles Theatre was operating prior to 1941. It was located next door to the Rogers Theatre.

The Charles Theatre was still open in 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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maxandmarian
maxandmarian on November 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm

This theatre was built for a private owner named CHARLES ROOK. He could only get second run product. His motto was “REMEMBER, it’s NEW until YOU have seen it.” He lived at the GREYSTONE hotel on the next block. He usually stood at the door and greeted the patrons. Later years, I worked there as a union projectionist when ABC was running it. They were showing chopped up X rated at the time. A bank is now on that spot.

65Belv
65Belv on September 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm

That photograph of the Charles Theater brings back a lot of memories. I remember going there as a kid in the ‘50s and 60’s as I grew up in Montgomery. Although I can’t remember the name of the particular “picture show” as we used to call it, I remember seeing a “scary” movie there about some creatures from outer space that would fly through the air, land on peoples heads and inject something into their brain. Scared the crap out of me! Ah, the good ol’ “Charles”. One of childhoods great experiences!

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