Show Palace Theatre

Laney-Walker Boulevard,
Augusta, GA 30901

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 25, 2012 at 6:06 am

thank you rivest266!!!!!!!

rivest266 on February 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

I posted the opening ad for the Show Palace from September 3rd, 1950. It was the Harlem theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Thanks CT editors for fixing the name,glad I got the right one,Thanks Nick for caring.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on December 14, 2011 at 6:32 am

Mike, Thanks for checking with Bill and solving the mystery! You’d think the lady you spoke with at the Laney Museum (of all people) would surely have known the name. You can always rely on Bill Barkley for answers to just about any question on Augusta’s theatre history. Now hopefully CT’s editors will update the theatre’s real name for this page.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Thanks Bill Barkley for the info,

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Albert Peters was the projectionist he ended his long career at NATIONAL HILLS THEATRE in Augusta.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

CINEMATREASURES EDITORS…….The name of the ‘colored theatre’ was the SHOW PALACE, Plez Change the name. Thanks,.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Nick, Bill Barkley would know,I will check with him.ChasSmith thanks for the advice, when i did check Augusta major papers about a year ago, i never spotted a Black theatre in the ads not even the classy LENOX THEATRE which was black was listed.

ChasSmith on November 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Yes, try the newspapers, in addition to the other ideas offered. I found recently in researching some of the theaters in South Florida, that in the very early ‘60s, there were a few theaters whose starting times were listed under the category “Negro Theaters”.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on November 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Mike, If you haven’t yet searched the theatre listings on microfilm from Augusta’s major newspaper I would start there. If you have some extra time you may be able to find the name providing they advertised in the local papers. If not then this theatre’s name is destined to remain a mystery probably forever. I would began the search around 1935 and advance one year at a time from there. Good luck!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 20, 2011 at 8:37 am

For the record this Historical Museum had not heard of the HI-Dee-Bo Drive-in in Augusta that was Black. I told them to check out CT.They seem to be more into the Civil war and Churches than Movie theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 20, 2011 at 8:34 am

I have checked with the Laney Museum of Black History in Augusta,Lady i spoke to had only heard of the Lenox Theatre, But I know the Theatre was there having ben in the theatre Business locally here and hearing projectionists talk about the Theatre.Last I drove through there a Church was in the building.It is not a safe place in Augusta to really drive in.I did not want to use COLORED,,but have noticed the term used quite a bit and NOT ONLY IN THE SOUTH.If the Editors want to change it to Unknown Black theatre it is fine with me.OR just take it off,but there was a MOVIE THEATRE there,Guys and Girls.

Patsy on November 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Does this theatre not have an official name other than being listed as “colored theatre”? We all know that most theatres in the south had a colored section and entrance so it would be nice to list this theatre by its correct name. Thanks.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 5, 2011 at 10:08 am

It is not far from where the Lenox Theatre Stood in Augusta.