Washington Theatre

511 Weathers Street,
Shelby, NC 28150

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Washington Theatre in Shelby

This Quonset Hut style theater sported a brick false front with a few Streamline Moderne details. The Washington Theatre served Shelby’s African-American community in the late-1940’s and operated until at least 1955. In addition to movies, the theater sometimes presented live music.

Contributed by Joe Vogel
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