Romina Theatre

131 E. Main Street,
Forest City, NC 28043

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Architects: R.E. Carpenter

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

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Romina Theater

The Romina Theatre, located on Main Street in Forest City, opened January 3, 1929. The theatre originally sat 750 (by the 1940’s, reduced to 550) and featured vaudeville and other live entertainment in addition to movies.

After the Romina Theatre closed, it was converted over to retail use. Today, the building houses a rental business.

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Susan Walker
Susan Walker on July 8, 2012 at 6:55 am

There are plans to turn the old Romina into a bookstore.

Texas2step
Texas2step on November 4, 2017 at 5:17 pm

This one opened on January 3, 1929.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 1, 2022 at 3:58 pm

This web page (and the subsequent one) has a brief history and a few photos of the Romina Theatre. Some original decorative details remain in the building’s interior even now.

The same web site offers this page, with the text of an article from one local newspaper’s January 2, 1929 edition, the day before the house opened. It has a description of the theater and other details, including the name of the architect, R. E. Carpenter.

There is also this web page with the text of the article about the theater from the issue of The Forest City Courier published the day of the opening. It goes into more detail about the plans for the opening night program.

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