4 Union Street,
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Architects: Erle G. Stillwell
Functions: Office Space
Styles: Art Deco
The Cabarrus Theatre is now operating as an office for First Charter National Bank. When the theater was converted to office space, the architect kept the front part of the theater BUT converted the side stores into more lobby space and bricked over the area where the marquee hung.
You can still tell where the box office used to sit and the current receptionist desk is the concession stand but modified. The brilliant Art Deco curvatures in the ceiling exist as does the domed lobby and brass railings. To the right of the desk is a comissioned letter by, I believe Paramount Studios, that contains well over 50 autographs of then famous stars and directors.
That is really all you can see from the lobby because you need security clearance to get to the back.
On the outside of the building you can clearly make out the auditorium and booth. Infact, the booth operator’s exit door and steps are regularly maintained and in working condition.
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