Plaza Theatre

608 Albemarle Avenue,
Greenville, NC 27834

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Originally opened in around 1927 as the Colonial Theatre. It was closed in 1930 due to the Depression. It re-opened as the Plaza Theatre in 1937. It was an African-American theatre, operated by Booker T. Theaters chain. It operated until at least 1955.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on November 14, 2011 at 8:38 am

This theatre, formerly located on Albemarle Avenue(on the opposite side of the street from the Roxy Theatre), was demolished over forty years ago.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on January 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm

This theater was originally the Colonial Theatre when it operated from about 1927 to 1930; it closed due to the Depression around 1930. It reopened in 1937 as the Plaza Theatre and was the only theater in Greenville for African-Americans until the Roxy Theatre opened across the street in 1948. The Plaza could not compete with the modern Roxy and was closed by 1950.

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