Broadway theater converted from a dime store ( store front theater). Narrow façade and 3 ½ stories tall. Old Broadway theater demolished before Stillwell became involved with the project in 1948. 575 seat capacity. Renovations included a fireproof building and a new balcony for African American patrons. Air conditioning was added along with larger restrooms. White restrooms were in the mezzanine and the African American restrooms were right off of the balcony level. One box office on the corner of the building that could attend to white and African American patrons without them having to stand in line together. Theater made for movies only. Opened July 4, 1950. The Broadway no longer appears in the business listings of the Fayetteville city directory after 1982. However, in the 1983, 1984, and 1985 directories, Charles Blanchard is still associated with the Broadway Theater in the residents listings.
Built of steel and stone
automatic lighting system for exit signs
Separate entrance and bathrooms for "Negro patrons"
inter-office communication system