Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Center Theater

South Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 2/6/1952* - unknown
Performance Types movies
Capacity 1248
Racial Policy presumed segregated
Descriptionticket office between white entrance and stairs to the African American balcony. Theater first called the Merony (1902-1906), then was renamed the State Theater-1935. The theater was renamed Center Theater when it was renovated in 1952 and finally renamed Towne Theater in 1984.
Building Notesrenovated and remodeled from Old State Theater. air conditioned and new sound system equipment installed. fireproof curtain.
Associated Persons
Associated Organizations
Stewart-Everett Theaters, Inc. unknown