Majestic Theatre

204 N. Court Street,
Florence, AL 35630

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Majestic Theater in 1942

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The Majestic Theatre opened on Saturday, August 30, 1919. It was located at 204 North Court Street next to the new First National Bank building. From the advertisements, it was not clear what was shown on opening day, but the primary advertisements announced a “Paramount Artcraft Special”, a motion picture style show with living models and moving pictures called “That Well Dressed Look” for September 1 and 2. The theatre seated 400 people.

The last night of operation for the Majectic Theatre was June 9, 1951.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm

If you look at the street today, the Uniform Shop at 203 N. Court and the Salvation Army at 205 N. would be directly across the street from the Majestic. Both the theater and the old National Bank building on the corner have been replaced by a newer structure. It looks like the theater was demolished some time ago.

ShoalsSound
ShoalsSound on September 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The Majestic closed in 1951 but the building survived until May 1958 when it was razed to make room for the large bank building that now stands on the site.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I just added a circa 2000-2010 photo of the buildings, which appears to have part of an older structure still standing at the rear of the former Majestic Theatre’s lot. Possibly the auditorium that was re-purposed. Description is with the photo.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on April 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm

The Majestic was one of the first theatres built and operated by Morris Aaron Lightman who later changed the name of his company to MALCO.

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