355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard,
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Douglass Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Bijou Amusement Company
Architects: J. Reginald MacEachron
Functions: Live Performances
The Douglass Theatre is listed as opening on May 6, 1912. It is named after its owner Charles Douglass who was an African-American businesman. It was opened for African-Americans so they could see vaudeville and movies during the days of racial segregation.
The Douglass Theatre closed in 1972. In 1996 there was a $2.3 million renovation of the theatre and on January 11, 1997 the Douglass Theatre re-opened. Today, this theatre welcomes all races and cultures with live events, movies and live performances.
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