Documenting the American South


Going to the Show


20 N. Tryon, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 9/18/1922* - unknown
Performance Types movies
Capacity 1400 (1926*)
Racial Policy
Descriptiontaking the place of the Piedmont Theater. Performances at 8:20 every evening, matinee on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 35, 50, 75 cents for evening performances and 30 cents for matinee performances. box office open from 1-9 pm.
Notes5 piece orchestra lead by director, Tom Kershaw. multiple named suggested for the renovated theater and a committee carefully considered suggestions of Charlotte and surrounding town residents.
Building Notesbalcony (Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, Charlotte, N.C., 1929, p. 7)
Associated Persons
Cooper, A B manager
Associated Organizations
Southern Enterprises, Inc. unknown

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Deluge of Names for New Theater - Alhambra, Piedmont
    The Charlotte News - 9/11/1922
    Tags: manager; name change; promotions
  2. "Never Say Die" Opens Alhambra - opening notice
    The Charlotte News - 9/17/1922
    Tags: admission price; band or orchestra; film title; hours of operation; name change; opening notice; renovation