Decatur Theatre

527 N. McDonough Street,
Decatur, GA 30030

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Previously operated by: Storey Theatres Inc.

Styles: Art Deco

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Decatur Theatre

Great little theatre that was located near the Courthouse Square. The Decatur Theatre was opened on September 10, 1940 with Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy in “Roe Marie”.

It was closed and briefly became a church before it was demolished in January 1976 for a parking lot.


Recent comments (view all 38 comments)

WHITEFIELD on August 10, 2007 at 7:46 pm

Here is a photo.
photo by: Charles Pugh
tinted by: Dennis Whitefield
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WHITEFIELD on August 13, 2008 at 8:42 pm

I have just started a site dedicated to The Decatur Theatre.
Any stories or photos are welcome.

kencmcintyre on February 5, 2009 at 4:03 pm

You did a nice job on the website. Too bad this theater is now a parking lot.

StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Newspaper ad from 1964 along with a write up on “A Hard Days Night.”

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WHITEFIELD on September 19, 2010 at 6:25 am

Here is another picture of The Decatur Theatre’s Grand Opening in 1940.

WHITEFIELD on November 7, 2010 at 6:33 am

Here is one from the 1960's
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rechols on November 13, 2010 at 3:02 am

Saw Woody Allen’s “What’s Up, Tiger Lilly?” at the Decatur in 1966.
Funny how one remembers odd tidbits, isn’t it?

StanMalone on January 29, 2019 at 11:43 am

Picture of the site of the Decatur Theater as it appears today added to the photo section. I do not know when this location closed, but it was demolished in January 1976. I recall seeing the demo in progress from a courtroom in what was then the new DeKalb County Courthouse.

WHITEFIELD on July 20, 2020 at 4:20 pm

Stan when it was demolished it was a Church of some kind, do you remember the name of the Church. Looking for photo of that.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 26, 2022 at 11:04 pm

The Decatur Theatre was being operated by Storey Theatres in 1953, when the January 17 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.”

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