DeSoto Theatre

528 Broad Street,
Rome, GA 30161

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DeSoto Theatre

Built in 1929 at a cost of $110,000, the DeSoto Theatre was especially built for sound films. It is presently the home of the Rome Little Theatre.

Contributed by Shannon Nichols

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William on December 5, 2003 at 3:59 pm

The DeSoto Theatre seated 1020 people when it was a movie theatre.

JackCoursey on January 7, 2007 at 3:20 pm

Here is a resent photo of the DeSoto.

Patsy on August 1, 2008 at 9:52 am

Lost: Your March 27th photo was in a recent Atlanta Constitution article where I have further commented about on the Rylander Theatre CT site.

Patsy on August 1, 2008 at 10:20 am

Lost: YES! This is the article..thanks for posting it for all to read in regards to the Fox Theatre Institute and what they are doing for other theatres across the Peach State! If only other States were doing this (perhaps they are)!

Patsy on August 1, 2008 at 10:21 am

And I plan to check out all of the theatres listed to see if they are all on CT…I’m sure most of them are CT listed, but if not they will be soon thanks to fellow members.

kencmcintyre on September 26, 2008 at 3:40 pm

The Lam Amusement Company was based in the De Soto building in the early 1960s. Lam had houses in Cedartown, Hogansville, La Grange, Newman, Rockmart and Rome, all in GA, at that time.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 2, 2010 at 8:55 pm

The Desoto had its share of horror movies like Dec.1 1961 and “BRAINWASHED” is showing. In the Seventies it was a Chris McGuire Cinemas.

cccmoviehouses on February 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

I got to see the DeSoto around 2005 and stood under the marquee in awe, it felt like being at the movies in the 50’s. The box office added to that classic feel of yesterday theaters.

DavidZornig on October 24, 2016 at 1:23 pm

This history via Rome’s website.

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