COLONIAL MOVIE THEATRE

COLONIAL MOVIE THEATRE

Carrboro
NC
Built in
circa 1914
/ Demolished in
circa 1924
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  • Mon, 01/18/2021 - 12:57pm by SteveR

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Carrboro
NC
Built in
circa 1914
/ Demolished in
circa 1924
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

The Colonial Movie Theatre was located on New Greensboro Road (present-day Weaver Street), across from Durham Hosiery Mill Number 4. It operated from circa 1914 to 1917, and was mainly patronized by the local white mill workers and their families. The former theater's structure may have burned down in the 1924 fire that destroyed much of Carrboro's commercial district.

1915 Sanborn map excerpt, showing "Picture Show" structure

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