Documenting the American South


Going to the Show


22 N. Tryon, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 8/29/1907* - 1910*
Performance Types movies
Racial Policy presumed white (1909*)
Description5 cent admission orginally when Casino was in the canvas tent but in late 1907, the city forced the venue to close down because of a lack of compliance with the fire code deemed as a safety hazard. The Casino transformed into an open air vaudeville house with moveable stage in case of bad weather. ad in newspapers gave a discounted price for movie tickets.
Notespresumed white from advertisement offering free movie tickets at the Casino, but stated that the black subscribers should redeem theirs at the Nickelodeon Vaudeville.Updated opening date--first ad and opening announcement appear in Aug. 19, 1907 in Charlotte Daily Observer.
Building NotesCasino located at this address until Airdome appears in 1911
Associated Persons
Powell, J.T. proprietor
Associated Organizations

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Casino - Ad - first ad
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 8/29/1907
    Tags: film title
  2. The Casino Joins the Moving Picture Fraternity
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 8/29/1907
    Tags: admission price; film title; manager; opening notice
  3. Relocation of Odeon, Mystic, and Royal
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 12/17/1907
    Tags: closing; location change
  4. The Casino Must Go
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 12/17/1907
    Tags: notable; tent
  5. Briefs - Casino
    Charlotte Daily Observer - 5/1/1909
    Tags: open-air screening; renovation; vaudeville
  6. A Season of Free Entertainment - Casino, Nickelodeon Vaudeville
    The Charlotte News - 7/5/1909
    Tags: black theater; promotions; racial policy; vaudeville