128 Main Street NW,
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Built in 1892, the building had several retail uses before it became the Universal Theatre, opening on May 9, 1922. Initially it hosted vaudeville & movies. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer of in 1926. On December 11, 1932 it was taken over by Paramount Pictures Inc. operated by their subsidiary North Carolina Theatres. It was renamed State Theatre in 1933. Listed with 400 seats. In the early-1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary H.F. Kincey. Listed with 438 seats in 1950. It was closed on September 27, 1960. In early-1963 the lobby was in use as a hairdressers. The auditorium has remained vacant for several decades.
The building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and today in home to the Wine Celler & Bistro.
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