Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Academy of Music

N. Corcoran, Durham, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 1903* - 1924*
Performance Types movies
Capacity 1547 (1913*)
Racial Policy
Notes(Opera House in 1907)No more detailed address info found. Best from city directory, N. Corcoran intersection with W. Parrish, ELH 8/14/07
Building Notesbalcony, building located at intersection with W. Parrish
Associated Persons
Burroughs, J.W. manager (1905*)
Freeland, W.F. lessee (1919*)
Freeland, W.F. lessee (1921*)
Freeland, W.F. manager (1923*)
Hackney lessee (1921*)
Holland, C.T. manager
Parrish, W. lessee
Associated Organizations

Newspaper Clippings

  1. New Academy of Music Grand Opening
    Durham Daily Sun - 8/28/1903
    Tags: opening notice
  2. Academy of Music, Durham Opera House - Ad - drug store
    Durham Daily Sun - 1/13/1905
    Tags: actualities; admission price; drugstore; program change; traveling exhibitor; vaudeville
  3. "What Is It?" - Edisonia - promotion
    Durham Morning Herald - 9/21/1913
    Tags: promotions


  1. Academy of Music - listing in Shepard's Moving Pictures, NYDM
    New York Dramatic Mirror - 10/27/1906
    Tags: traveling exhibitor
  2. Howe's Moving Pictures - Lyceum Theatre - minstrel shows
    New York Dramatic Mirror - 9/29/1906
    Tags: manager; minstrel shows; traveling exhibitor
  3. Listing for Howe's Moving Pictures - Lyceum Theatre - manager
    New York Dramatic Mirror - 10/7/1905
    Tags: film title; manager; traveling exhibitor