Mart Theatre

Public Square,
Calhoun City, MS 38916

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Mart Theatre

The Mart Theatre was named for its owner, Mart Mounger, who also owned several other small town theatres that bore his name. The Calhoun City theatre was closed when I saw it around 1990. The marquee had no changable letter boards, only the four neon letters.

The entrance was through a pair of glass doors which were fronted by a pair of screen doors: a rare feature on a movie theatre, but probably useful on a steamy Mississippi evening. The red brick building was small, and low. I would guess it had been built in the late-1950’s. No other information.

Contributed by Will Dunklin

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kencmcintyre on September 13, 2007 at 8:36 pm

The Mart was part of the Wofford Circuit in the early sixties. J.F. Wofford was the owner, headquartered in Europa, MS.

Paris on September 8, 2017 at 9:20 pm

JF Wofford was short for James Fox Wofford he was my great uncle if anyone has a photo of this or any other of his theaters I would happily pay for copy fees & postage

SethG on September 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Need streetview added. The theater is on Public Square. I can’t figure out the crazy numbering system they use (everything on all 4 sides is 1—), but it’s on the northern half of the east side. Derelict, no marquee, looks like it was briefly used as a church.

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