New Crescent Theatre

211 North Hayden Street,
Belzoni, MS 39038

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New Crescent Theatre

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Made famous by Marion Post Wolcott’s photograph, “A Negro Going in the Entrance for Negroes at a Movie Theater, Belzoni, Mississippi, 1939”, the former Cresant Theatre (sometimes listed as the Crescent Theatre) still screens first-run films in the tiny Humphreys County hamlet, pop. 2,536 (1990).

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 12, 2007 at 7:52 pm

In 1963, the Crescent Theater was operated by the Collier-Jackson chain, headquartered in Cleveland, MS. President was C.J. Collier and vice president was B.F. Jackson. Interestingly enough, Collier-Jackson ran the Booker T theater in Cleveland at the time. I was just commenting on a few Booker T theaters on another page.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 26, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Should the primary name be New Crescent Theatre? A web search returns the spelling as Crescent.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm

The Crescent Theatre opened on September 14, 1916. The opening movie was “Peggy” starring Billie Burke.

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