Century Theatre

520 E. Capitol Street,
Jackson, MS 39201

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Usually, when a duplicate shows up the older page gets to stay, but I think that’s because whoever submitted the first one might be miffed if theirs was the one eliminated. As Chuck submitted both of these pages that won’t be a problem here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Also, Jerry Dallas’s paper Movie Theaters in Twentieth-Century Jackson, Mississippi (PDF here) gives the address of the Century as 510 E. Capitol Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm

mecooper77 is correct that the Century Theatre building has been entirely demolished. The Century Theatre was in the five-story building with the shed-like entrance canopy seen in this early postcard. The three-story building on the corner of President Street is still standing, but the next two buildings in the photo have been replaced by a parking lot.

mecooper77
mecooper77 on July 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

The actual seating was 1,475 and not 900 as listed above. The building was razed in 1963, and NOT still standing.