Documenting the American South


Going to the Show


20 W. Trade, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 1/19/1909* - 1929*
Performance Types movies
Racial Policy
Descriptionshows motion pictures three days a week ( Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) starting at 11).
Notesshowed movies, vaudeville performances; however vaudeville performances were discontinued during the summer of 1909 and then only showed movies and special exhibits. A manager change occured with the reopening of the Alamo on July 16, 1909 with Mr. Jno. T Rees. The venue underwent renovations.
Building Notes
Associated Persons
Richardson, Don manager (1909*)
Associated Organizations
Greater Charlotte Amusement Company unknown

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Opening of the Alamo
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 1/17/1909
    Tags: company; opening notice; storefront theaters; vaudeville
  2. Alamo To Discontinue Vaudeville
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 5/17/1909
    Tags: hours of operation; illustrated song; program change; seasonal exhibition; vaudeville
  3. Briefs - Alamo - change in management
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 6/7/1909
    Tags: manager
  4. Briefs - Alamo - religious objection
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 6/9/1909
    Tags: manager; religious films; religious objection; vaudeville
  5. Features at the Alamo This Week
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 6/10/1909
    Tags: film title; manager; religious films; religious objection
  6. The Alamo Re-Opens
    The Charlotte News - 7/6/1909
    Tags: manager; promotions; re-opening