Royal Theatre

125 E. Front Street,
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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Royal Theatre

The Royal Theatre was open by 1944. Seating was listed at 399. This theatre was operated by Associated Theatres and later Royal Theatres until it closed.

The Royal Theatre closed in the early-1960’s. The building is still standing, usage unknown. Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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ThomasGentry on May 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

The theater building is now an art studio occupied by Charles Price. I spent many hours there watching the Cecil De Mille bible movies and the war movies that dominated the film industry during the late 1940s and early 1950s. There were three theaters in the old town part of Hattiesburg during that period: The Royal; the Rebel; and the Saenger. None exists as a film theater there now. The

robboehm on May 2, 2016 at 7:07 am

Thomas, there is no entry for the Rebel on Cinema Treasures. Could it, perhaps, be one on the site but without a reference to an alternate name?

ThomasGentry on February 16, 2018 at 11:14 am

The Rebel occupied the building next to Sackler’s Furniture store, just a block west of the U.S. Post Office on Pine Street. Tickets were a dime. There were literally rats in the theater. BTW,the Saenger DOES still exist, but not as a motion picture theater. There was a LOMO theater across the street U.S. Post Office in the Magnolia Building in the 1930s. I think it closed in the late 40s.

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