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Piedmont

20 N. Tryon, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 12/23/1912* - 1922*
Performance Types movies , vaudeville
Capacity 1050 (1912*)
Racial Policy
Descriptionstrickly made to vaudeville performances. seating capacity- 1,050 people. admissions costs: 20-30 cents for orchestra and 10 cents for the balcony. Piedmont Amusement Company owned 9 motion picture houses. movies also ran there and changed every Thursday. renovated Piedmont must have closed because the Alhambra opened in 1922 in the same location.
Notesrenovated in 1919. orchestra for musical numbers.
Building Notes
Associated Persons
NameRole
Gidley, Edward manager
Associated Organizations
NameRelationship
S.A. Lynch Enterprise, Inc unknown
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Newspaper Clippings

  1. Vaudeville Monday - Piedmont - opening notice
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 12/17/1912
    Tags: admission price; balcony; company; opening notice; seating capacity; vaudeville
  2. Piedmont Theater Opens
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 12/22/1912
    Tags: opening notice; program change; seating capacity; vaudeville
  3. Piedmont Opens Tomorrow 3 P.M. - Re-opening notice
    The Charlotte News - 6/1/1919
    Tags: band or orchestra; change in owner; renovation; re-opening; serials; ventilation
  4. Deluge of Names for New Theater - Alhambra, Piedmont
    The Charlotte News - 9/11/1922
    Tags: manager; name change; promotions