Forest Theatre

1720 S. Main Street,
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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The Forest Theatre was open in the mid-1940’s. This was the larger of the three theatres in Wake Forest and the second of the two theatres operated by Howell Theatres. Seating was listed at 600 seats. The Forest Theatre closed in the mid-1970’s.

Any additional information on the Forest Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Wake Forest, by Jennifer Smart, says that the Forest Theatre was on South White Street. There’s a photo (Google Books preview.) White Street is confirmed as the theater’s location by this page at the Wake Forest Fire Department’s web site, which says that the Forest Theatre was gutted by a fire on July 1, 1966.

This page from the Wake Forest Gazette says that the town has been without a movie theater since the Forest burned. It also says that the house opened as the Castle Theatre in 1927, and was renamed Forest Theatre in 1940.

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