Davis Theatre

251 Montgomery Street,
Montgomery, AL 36104

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Davis Theatre

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Built in 1929 and opened on January 25, 1930 as the 1,525-seat Paramount Theatre. During the 1940’s, the Paramount Theatre was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Wilby-Kincey.

“The Robe” was the first Cinemascope film to be screened here, as were many 3D films in the 1950’s. It closed as a movie theatre in 1976, with a revival of “Gone With the Wind”.

The theatre was restored and reopened in the 1983 as the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts, which now showcases live theater performances.

Contributed by Martin Mccaffery

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

teecee
teecee on February 15, 2005 at 6:56 pm

Hoempage – access theater history at the bottom:
http://www.tsum.edu/davis/default.cfm

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 5, 2005 at 11:20 pm

The Paramount Theatre opened in 1929.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 19, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Here’s an auditorium view: View link

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

New Paramount marquee pictured in this 1964 trade report: Boxoffice

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