Alamo Theatre

19 Court Square,
Newnan, GA 30265

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The Alamo Theatre

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Opened as the Newnan Theatre in 1928 it was a conversion of retail space. In 1939 it was redesigned by the GA architectural firm Tucker & Howell. The theater is located in downtown Newnan, GA.

Contributed by Deborah Gibson

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William
William on December 5, 2003 at 11:51 pm

The Alamo Theatre was located at 19 Court Square and it seated 551 people.

yvonne
yvonne on September 2, 2004 at 1:46 am

It was renovated in 2004 and is now an entertainment venue that features live music, DJ’s, karaoke, trivia, and Texas Hold ‘Em theme nights. The theater curtains remain as well as some of the original theater seats. You can even see the old projector in the front window. www.alamojacks.com

WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on May 26, 2007 at 12:32 am

Here is a photo I took of the theatre several years ago.
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 30, 2007 at 6:47 pm

This was part of the Lam Amusement chain in the early sixties. It’s misidentified in the 1963 almanac as being in Newman, GA.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 3, 2009 at 7:24 am

Alamo Jack’s is now just The Alamo, and has a new web site. The site includes an early photo of the Alamo Theatre, plus a scan of an article from a local newspaper (though its hard to read, the scan being too small) which says that the Alamo Theatre opened in 1928 in space previously occupied by a retail store. The closing date given in the article appears to be 1968, but I wouldn’t swear to that. The information in the intro that the Alamo opened as the Newnan Theatre in 1937 is erroneous.

Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of October 2, 1937, says that the Lam Amusement Company had taken over the Alamo from its former operator, J.B. Meyers. The October 21, 1939, issue of Boxoffice said that the Alamo had reopened after a remodeling. The August 22, 1953, issue said that a wide screen had been installed in the Alamo.

I’ve been unable to find any specific references to the 1939 remodeling having been designed by Tucker & Howell, but as that firm had drawn the plans for remodeling Lam’s Gem Theatre in Newnan in 1935, as well as doing many other projects for the Lam Amusement Company over many years, it seems likely that they would have done the plans for the remodeling of the Alamo as well.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 19, 2010 at 12:19 am

What crying Shame.Small towns and even larger cities just do not have the funds anymore to save these theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 19, 2010 at 12:20 am

Thanks for all the pictures.

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