Riverside Theatre

138 West Fourth Street,
Lumberton, NC 28358

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The Riverside Theatre was built in 1939. It had a gabled roof and stuccoed facade. Its flank brick walls with accented buttresses terminated in a papapet that changed in accordance with the interior projection booth and one-story tall auditorium.

Inside there were 500 seats on the ground floor and above the ground floor there were two, 250 seat gallerys, one on the east side of the auditorium and one on the west side.

The Riverside Theatre was closed in 1976, and was demolished in the 1990’s

Contributed by John W. Floyd

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

Owners:

1950-1964 Legende Circuit

1967-1969 H.B. Meiselman Theatres, of Charlotte, N.C., H.B. Meiselman, President & Gen. Mgr. In 1967 they had 26 theaters in Florida, Georiga, North Carolina and South Carolina.

1975 Eastern Federal Theatres

More info and photos always welcome.

raysson
raysson on March 13, 2015 at 12:45 pm

“The Sound of Music” played here as well as some of the greatest movies of the 60’s including its first-run showings of Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins”,along with the exclusive showings of “Doctor Zhivago” among others.

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