Graham Cinema

119 N. Main Street,
Graham, NC 27253

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Graham Cinema, Graham, NC - 2012

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The Graham Theatre was opened around 1931 with 250 seats and was the same in 1933. By 1950 it had been enlarged to 777 seats. The Graham Cinema is a huge vintage movie house of the old school, complete with balcony—one of the last old-style theaters in North Carolina that hasn’t been chopped into smaller theaters.

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scottharriger
scottharriger on September 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm

On the Graham Cinema web site there is a t-shirt there for sale that says “Home of Tim Bob’s joke line, since 1928.” http://www.grahamcinema.net/GC_Merch.htm

I used ot listen to this guy when I managed movie theaters years ago. A lady I was dating at the time was my manager and she gave me his phone number and we would call it late at night and laugh our noses off.

scottharriger
scottharriger on September 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Excuse me, WORLD FAMOUS JOKE LINE!

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 25, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Here is my picture from December 2010.

MIKEJOHN
MIKEJOHN on August 23, 2012 at 3:57 am

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE PHOTO’S OF THE INSIDE OF THE THEATRE IF ANYONE HAS ANY. LOOKS GREAT FROM THE OUTSIDE, CONSIDERING.

Patsy
Patsy on August 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Great art deco exterior facade…may have to check it out this winter.

DavidSimpson
DavidSimpson on February 1, 2016 at 7:57 am

Following on from ghamilton’s comment dated July 15, 2008, this cinema featured in the indie horror film “Dark Awakening”, directed by Dean C. Jones in 2014. As well as the exterior, there was a scene in the auditorium, which showed that large space off very well.

t32above
t32above on October 3, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Graham Cinema is getting a major overhaul. This was in our county paper on September 18th 2016. Recently the projector was upgraded and now they got new seats and put some of the stained glass windows back into the front of the building.

http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20160918/have-new-seat

Very exciting for our town!

Patsy
Patsy on October 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Nice to read about stained glass being returned.

t32above
t32above on October 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm

Here is the Facebook page for the theater.

https://www.facebook.com/TheGrahamCinema/

SethG
SethG on February 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Theater was around before 1941 for sure. Found a picture pre-remodel (1938), and the building at that point was your typical semi-fancy brick front thing from the ‘20s.

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