Madison Theatre

1325 Madison Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38104

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Madison Theatre in 1955

The Madison Theatre opened near Madison Avenue and N. Cleveland Street in 1926. The display in the photograph appears in a 1955 newspaper advertisement and is a modernization. Not much else is remembered, and this view is the only image that has come to light. It closed and was demolished in 1963, replaced by a parking lot.

Contributed by Chuck, Vincent Astor

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gspragin on November 20, 2006 at 12:03 am

I drove by in November 2006 and it is a parking lot now :(

CSWalczak on December 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

This webpage has a little more information, two advertisements (which will enlarge if clicked upon), and an aerial view of the theater’s former site.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

The Robert-Morton Theatre Pipe Organ was a 2/ (manual/ keyboard/) and cost $10,000. Does anyone know what happened to the organ? In 1939 the manager was Tom Ballas. Open till the 1960’s.

vastor on May 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm

The photo posted was taken from a composite ad of neighborhood movie theatres printed in the Press-Scimitar in their 75th anniversary edition Wednesday, October 12, 1955. Memphis Public Library and Information Center, used with permission. The only photo I have come across in my research.

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