Palace Theatre

533 9th Street,
Augusta, GA 30901

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The Palace Theatre was located on 9th Street or today known as James Brown Boulevard. It was opened by 1921, and first operated as a Vaudeville house, catering to the African-American community. It sorta went down in pieces and this African-American theatre like her sister the Lennox Theatre is no more. For the longest time the back of the theatre, the stage and fly area stood intact, but recently it has all been razed.

Located close to downtown Augusta, it was near, even though on a back street, to the Imperial Theatre, Dreamland Theatre, Modjeska Theatre and the Miller Theatre. It took a newspaper article to make me aware of the Palace Theatre. I had never heard of this theatre and it was right in town.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Cinema Treasures, I messed up. I drove by the PALACE theatre today and a local commerical Builder had turned the Palace into Office space.The last time i drove by the Palace all that was up was four walls and and the stage and fly area above.I assumed,and i shouldn’t have, that the city finished tearing down the walls. It would be hard to tell it was a theatre except for the rear with the stage and fly system still there.But the Palace is still up as office space.Sorry, for the wrong information.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on June 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Mike, Great job on this nicely written story! So Augusta also had a Palace Theatre. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are even more old Augusta theatres that need discovering. The best was is to glance at the microfilm ads for the 1930s 1940s & 1950s. Pick any few days for those decades and see what you find. I think you may be surprised to see ads for theatres in Augusta you never even heard about!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Oh,I know for a fact there are at least two more theatres from the Silent days in Augusta,I just got to get the time to research like you,I screwed up as mentioned above,i really thought the city had the building torn down and the other day coming from a show I decided to turn down 9th street and WOW, Capers and Associates had turned the old Palace into Office space,but in that section of Town maybe a plumbing company or something Blue Collar might operate out of there,not a nice section.You have been to the Civic Center,you know that ain’t where the MASTERS is played every spring!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 25, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Thanks for commenting, NICK.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 2, 2010 at 4:52 am

PLEASE CHANGE STATUS TO:

CLOSED

It is not Demolished!

“got info?” “got photos?”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 8, 2010 at 2:35 pm

All it is a two story office building.Hard to tell it was a theatre except for the stage area and Flyloft above,At the rear.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Thanks Mike and Nick.

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