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152 South Main Street, High Point, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 1/30/1939* - 1980*
Performance Types movies
Capacity 1300
Racial Policy
DescriptionApprox. 400 electric lights. 1300 seat auditorium. movies and live entertainment with full stage and dressing rooms. air conditioned with modern art deco interior design.
NotesCenter took the space of smaller previous theater, the Orpheum. no provisions for African Americans indicated. opening of theater treated as a gift to the High Point community. a furnature company now occupies the building but many elements of Stillwell's modern design are preserved.
Building NotesAir conditioned Mirrorphonic Sound - by Western Electric
Associated Persons
NameRole
Austell, Dan W. manager
Austin, Jack E. manager
Evans, William J. manager
Harden, Bennie P. manager
Mumford, Irwin manager
Smart, Hugh J. manager
Stillwell, Erle architect
Stout, Jimmy D. manager
Tugman, William R. manager
Williams, Jack L. manager
Associated Organizations
NameRelationship
North Carolina Theatres, Inc unknown
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