Etowah Arts Cinema

418 5th Avenue,
Attalla, AL 35954

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Etowah Theatre

The Etowah Theatre was opened by Martin Theatres in the early-1950’s. It later became a typical X-rated theatre which on Jan 8 1970 was playing "Chicago Kid". Located near Gadsden, Alabama in Attalla.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2011 at 11:35 am

Jan 4 1955 has “SARACEN BLADE” playing.40 cents and 15 cents to see it.

Mike Goodson
Mike Goodson on February 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm

The Etowah Theatre was a beautiful theater in its hey days of the 1950s and 1960s. This photo is the way it looks now after it has stood abandoned for years.

dixonwh
dixonwh on September 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Cecil Quarles, best known for owning and operating the longtime Piedmont Drive-In, co-owned this one when it played second run general release fare. Despite the second run nature of the Etowah, in 1965 he managed to outbid the larger first run theater in Gadsden, the Pitman, for the exclusive rights to show “The Sound of Music” in the area. It was this theater’s biggest hit ever.

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