Gibson Theater

220 W. Washington Street,
Chattahoochee, FL 32324

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Gibson Theater

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A lady at the local newspaper office told me that Chattahoochee’s indoor theater was located just east of the newspaper office. The Gibson Theater was operating prior to 1941, and continued until at least 1950.

It’s still standing and in use as storage for a furniture store. You can see where the box office, which has now been turned into a window, used to be, as well as the two separate entrances, one for blacks and one for whites.

Contributed by Andy

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Here are my pictures of the Gibson Theater from April 2011.

zebulongrady
zebulongrady on June 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

The Gibson was owned by C. S. Dunn of Dunn Family theatres. It closed in the sixties. The concession stand could be accessed from inside or outside. The heating and cooling system was in a separate building separated from the main theatre by an alleyway. After the theatre closed, it was turned into a furniture storage and the booth was used for storing mattresses. Cannot locate a picture of the Gibson when it was a theatre, but I remember it had a nice marquee.

brian17
brian17 on April 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I have pictures and will try to locate them. I think they are all black and white. C.S.Dunn was my Dad, and this theater was my “Nanny” or babysitter. I was the envy of the local kids.

pfmedley
pfmedley on September 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

Thanks for posting. this is the town I live in. the Gibson is still standing and used as a storage area by a local furniture business owner. It was never used as a nail salon, that business is next door. Does anyone know resources for vintage marquees? The marquee for this theater is no longer there.

zebulongrady
zebulongrady on September 25, 2013 at 8:44 am

Williams Electric Sign Service (WESS) in Thomasville Georgia done a great job of building a replica of the original marquee of the Zebulon Theatre in Cairo. I still had parts of it for them to pattern after and I remembered the color of the neon. The vertical sign was stored in their sign graveyard when I had it taken down.

pfmedley
pfmedley on September 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

Thank you Zebulongrady. I will make a note of the company. And Thomasville is not far from here.

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