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 11:38 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 11:12 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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