Graham Cinema

119 N. Main Street,
Graham, NC 27253

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Graham Cinema, Graham, NC - 2012

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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.

Contributed by Neil Morris

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Ray1102
Ray1102 on July 19, 2007 at 10:46 am

Graham Cinema now has a website:

http://www.grahamcinema.net/

It lists showtimes and even has Graham Cinema items (ie. t-shirts, etc) for sale.

ghamilton
ghamilton on July 19, 2007 at 4:39 pm

I believe the theater once held more seats,before the new arrangement.It is a LARGE theater for the size town.

ghamilton
ghamilton on July 15, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Drove by this theater today,while looking for the PO.Going strong,obviously.This is such a cute little city,it belongs in the movies itself.

Patsy
Patsy on January 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm

…….“one of the last old-style theaters in North Carolina that hasn’t been chopped into smaller theaters.” This is music to my ears! There is a book entitled Our Vanishing Americana by Mike Lassiter of Davidson NC that features many things such as single screen theatres, drug stores with soda fountains, hot dog stands and general stores.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 15, 2010 at 9:28 am

The February 1, 1941, issue of Boxoffice said that upon completion of the remodeling of their Alco Theatre in Graham, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Thompson would close their Graham Theatre for a complete renovation. The same issue mentions the Graham among a number of theaters that were to be reseated. The September 13 issue of Boxoffice reported that the Graham would be reopened on the 15th.

Given the date of renovation and reseating, I think this theater might have been around before 1935, perhaps under a different name. I can’t find any Boxoffice items about theaters in Graham from before 1941, though.

Boxoffice of October 7, 1963, said that Stewart & Everett Theatres had taken over the Graham Theatre from Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Thompson, who had operated the house for 36 years.

scottharriger
scottharriger on September 7, 2010 at 8:18 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 8:19 pm

Excuse me, WORLD FAMOUS JOKE LINE!

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 26, 2010 at 2:35 am

Here is my picture from December 2010.

MIKEJOHN
MIKEJOHN on August 23, 2012 at 6:57 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 4:52 pm

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

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