Bibb Theatre

451 3rd Street,
Macon, GA 31201

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Previously operated by: Weis Theatres

Architects: Fred G. Weis

Firms: Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild & Paschel

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Bibb Theatre

The 800-seat Bibb Theatre was opened on December 26, 1938. It was remodeled internally in 1963. It was closed on January 1, 1978 with Rudy Ray Moore in “Petey Wheatstraw”. The building stands vacant in 2023.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on July 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Great photo, that was before I remember the Bibb, not sure when they renovated, did not realize what a drastic change it was, am still hopeful someone will restore it.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on July 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Would you happen to have 50’s era photos of the Railto, Ritz and Grand from Boxoffice?

alanbrewer1
alanbrewer1 on February 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Would love to find memorabilia about this: as a kid in the early to mid 1960’s, the Bibb partnered with the local Coca-Cola bottler to sponsor a Kiddie Carnival on Wednesday mornings during the summer. Admission was 6 Coca-Cola bottle caps. Kids only movies, kids only admission. Anyone remember more details?

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on May 6, 2022 at 8:28 pm

Actually, it closed on January 1, 1978 with “Petey Wheatstraw” as its last film.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on September 14, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Structure is still there, kind of looks like a theater, but clearly vacant for many years.

StanMalone
StanMalone on October 2, 2023 at 2:04 pm

On Thursday, 9/27/1973, the Bibb cancelled their final showings of Detroit 9000 and in conjunction with a local radio station promoted their next attraction, Save The Children, with a free promotional screening. However, instead of giving the tickets away via some sort of contest, the station just invited everyone to come see the movie, free, on a first come first admitted basis.

The resulting chaos made the front page of the paper the next morning. A picture of the page with the story and a photo of the theater is posted in the Photo section.

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