DeKalb Theatre

130 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue,
Decatur, GA 30030

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Previously operated by: Storey Theatres Inc.

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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The Dekalb Theatre

The DeKalb Theatre opened August 8, 1927 with William Haines in “Slide, Kelly, Slide”. It was located adjacent to the Candler Hotel and was operated by F.S. Harris. It was remodeled in 1937, and closed in 1953, although it is still listed in the 1957 edition of Film Daily Yearbook, under Storey Theatres Inc.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

WHITEFIELD on June 1, 2007 at 8:36 am

Here is a picture of THE DeKalb Theatre.

WHITEFIELD on June 2, 2007 at 7:43 am

Here is a photo of that building taken in 1983 at about the same angle as the photo above that I posted.
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WHITEFIELD on June 2, 2007 at 7:48 am

Here is another shot I took from a different angle.
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longislandmovies on June 2, 2007 at 11:56 am

what is its current use ???

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 2, 2009 at 10:44 pm

The October 23, 1937, issue of Boxoffice said that the DeKalb Theatre in Decatur was being remodeled at a cost of $14,000. In 1937 this sum bought an entirely new front, plus the construction of a balcony that increased the theater’s seating capacity from 500 to 800. The DeKalb was then being operated by Lucas & Jenkins Theatres.

The January 17, 1953, issue of Boxoffice said “Fred Storey of Storey Theatres is closing the DeKalb Theatre in Decatur, GA., and has installed a Synchro-Screen in the Decatur Theatre.”

The DeKalb apparently opened in 1927. The September 27, 1941, issue of Boxoffice contained this brief notice: “Lucas & Jenkins' DeKalb Theatre, Decatur, Ga., celebrated its 14th anniversary this week with special programs.”

WHITEFIELD on June 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Here is the 1927 Opening movie ad. The DeKalb Theatre opened August 8, 1927.
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Thanks Dennis,great ad.

TLSLOEWS on June 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Nice vintage shots.

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