216 South Jefferson Avenue,
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The Jefferson Theatre was opened as a vaudeville theatre September 28, 1911. In January 1921 it became a full time movie theatre. Taken over by Fox Theatres and remodelled in 1930 to the plans of architect Lee DeCamp, it was renamed Fox Plaza Theatre. It was renamed Jewell Theatre in 1936. Located on Jefferson at Park Central. The Jewell Theatre was one of many downtown houses showing first run attractions.
The front entrance was housed in a two story building. The theatre had a large rectangular marquee with large neon letters spelling out the theatre name on three sides. There was a large spacious lobby before entering the beautiful auditorium.
The Jewell Theatre drew large crowds until the late-1950’s when the suburban theatres started opening and cutting into the downtown theatre business. The Jewell Theatre closed its doors in 1961.
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