COLONIAL MOVIE THEATRE

COLONIAL MOVIE THEATRE

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Carrboro
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NC
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Built in
circa 1914
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circa 1924
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  • Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:10pm by SteveR

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

 

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 was likely destroyed in the 1924 fire that for the most part destroyed Carrboro's commercial district.

1915 Sanborn map excerpt, showing "Picture Show" structure

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