Documenting the American South


Going to the Show


217 S. Elm, Greensboro, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 4/17/1911* - 11/21/1914*
Performance Types movies
Racial Policy
Notesupdated opening date as clarified by newspaper ad.; added Piedmont Amusement Co. based on ad for Piedmont Theater where Ottoway was listed as owned by them as well.Updated opening date. 6/4/08; Updated closing date.
Building Notes
Associated Persons
Craver, Sam W. manager (1913*)
Jenkins, Harry E. manager (1912*)
Nelson, N.C. unknown (1914*)
Associated Organizations
Piedmont Amusement Co. unknown (1914*)

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Ottoway - Ad - first ad
    Greensboro Daily News - 4/16/1911
    Tags: feature film; opening notice
  2. Sam Craver Leaves For Columbia, S.C. - proprietor of Elm, Piedmont and Ottoway
    Greensboro Daily News - 11/5/1914
    Tags: change in owner; manager; vaudeville
  3. Ottoway Theater To Close On Saturday
    Greensboro Daily News - 11/19/1914
    Tags: closing; company
  4. Ottoway - Ad - closing notice
    Greensboro Daily News - 11/29/1914
    Tags: closing