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Carolina Theatre

129 S. Goldsboro St, Wilson, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 11/23/1939* - 1960*
Performance Types movies
Capacity 1026
Racial Policy
Description
Notesadmisson prices: adults- 20 cents, children- 10 cents. Opening day November 23, 1939. lounge space, Mayor William M Daniel will be present for the opening on behalf of the people of Wilson. built for film and live performance with large stage and dressing rooms. The Carolina Theater appears in the 1960 Wilson city directory but is not listed in the 1962 directory. No 1961 directory is available, thus the 1960 close date is an estimate.
Building Notesspring "floating comfort" seats for maximum comfort, Western Electric Mirrorphonic sound system. Address guessed from Sanborn Map Wilson 1930-Dec. 1949, Sheet 3
Associated Persons
NameRole
Burrell, James A. manager
Mercer, Charles D. manager
Rigsbee, Jack O. manager
Stillwell, Erle architect
Stone, Charles Ervin manager
Wray, Sterling manager
Associated Organizations
NameRelationship
North Carolina Theatres, Inc unknown
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