52 S. Main Street,
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Originally opened in 1921 as Pantages Theatre, Warner Brothers bought the building from Pantages in about 1928. The lobby was very small: really only a rear-of-house cross aisle. Built during the regretable era of Jim Crow laws, there were two balconies – a large balcony for the white folks and above that the “colored only” balcony.
The organ was a Robert Morton, installed under the stage. This may have been a retro-fit installation as the opening night newspaper articles do not mention an organ at all.
The building was torn down in 1968 to make way for a bank skyscraper with a sunken, cheer-less, banal plaza where the Warner’s auditorium once stood.
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