Columbia Theater

304 Main Street,
Columbia, NC 27925

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The Columbia Theater opened in 1938 and closed in the late-1960’s. Since October of 1998 the building has been home to the Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center which is an environmental and cultural history museum.

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Kris4077
Kris4077 on July 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

I was told by a lady at the museum when the Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center acquired the theater the roof had caved in from all the years being vacant. The interior has been mostly remodeled, it has been completely opened up, the floor has been leveled,the conscession stand,and stage removed. There is now a walkway that ramps upward to spaces above, it is a partial second floor open to below were the museum displays are layed out. It looks as though there was a balcony in this theater which is still partialy there along with some rooms behind the balcony, I assume this was the projection booth, they now have large windows that look out on the museum. An interesting not with this theater is that it had a seperate entrance for people of color if you look at the street view above you can see the entrance opening with the marquee above it if you look imediatly left you can see another opening without a marquee over it in this opening there is a single door and a ticket booth window This was the colored entrance. I assume that when it was a theater that the inside was seperated also the balcony was probably for colored people and I am sure the was seperate bathrooms.

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