DeKalb Theatre

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

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TLSLOEWS on June 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Nice vintage shots.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Thanks Dennis,great ad.

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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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.”

longislandmovies on June 2, 2007 at 11:56 am

what is its current use ???

WHITEFIELD on June 2, 2007 at 7:48 am

Here is another shot I took from a different angle.
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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 1, 2007 at 8:36 am

Here is a picture of THE DeKalb Theatre.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 26, 2006 at 11:42 pm

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1941 edition with a seating capacity of 800. The 1943 edition of F.D.Y. gives a seating capacity of 500. In the 1950 edition it is listed with 800 seats again.