New Theatre

210 S. Main Street,
England, AR 72046

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Functions: Retail

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New Theater ca. 1945

The New Theatre opened in the late-1920’s with seating listed at 275. It was located on S. Main Street just south of E. Fordyce Street. It was still open in 1950 when the seat count was given as 460. It is now used for retail space.

Contributed by Chuck

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kencmcintyre on April 24, 2010 at 2:17 pm

This theater was one of a number of “Negro Theaters” listed in the 1947 IMPA.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm

In 1970 it was showing “ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST” the manager of the New Theatre,Terry Axley said it did good business selling Fonda on the movie. It played Sunday and Monday with Cool and dry weather.Also Playing was “THE VALLEY OF the GWANGI"It did good saturday matinee business according to Axley. "SMITH” with Glenn Ford did poor business “poor gross for a Disney”. “WINNING” was a poor performer for a Paul Newman movie.“The public knows what it wants” he said of this Newman race car picture. “HARD CONTACT” with James Coburn did no business,“UNLESS YOU ARE desperate for a picture it did nothing in a small town” said Terry Axley.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

The New Theatre burned in 1941 and was rebuilt. This is the news from the October 10 issue of The Film Daily:

“England, Ark. — This community’s New Theater, recently destroyed by fire, will be rebuilt, according to an announcement by Terry Axley, owner. The building which housed the theater was owned by the G. W. Morris estate. Axley estimated that loss of building, theater equipment and impairment of business amounted to some $50,000. Approximately $2,500 had been spent on the theater recently.”

txtumbler on February 4, 2018 at 2:57 pm

The location given and photo in the overview does not match with my information. Perhaps this was the location of the original (I wasn’t aware it had burned in 1941). I am submitting pictures of the theater from I believe winter 1944-45 (based on the movie showing “The Guest in the House” with Anne Baxter). From at least this time it was located at 102 Main, on the east side of the street about midway between the cross streets of Haywood and St. John, just to the left of the Hilson Chevrolet car dealership (later Capilingers). This is about two blocks north of the address and photo shown on the overview page.

It was still showing pictures in the late 1970’s and was closed by the mid 1980’s. I believe it was torn down in the late 1980’s, perhaps early 1990’s.

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