Dunn Theatre

112 S. Wilson Avenue,
Dunn, NC 28334

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Previously operated by: Stewart and Everett

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Dunn Theatre

Located in downtown Dunn, NC, the Dunn Theatre was one of two Downtown moviehouses under Stewart and Everett Theatres(the other was the Stewart Theatre). It opened in 1935 and closed in early-1973.

Any information concerning this theatre is greatly appreciated.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 14, 2014 at 10:26 pm

This PDF describes historic buildings in Dunn’s downtown, and it says that the Dunn Theatre was adjacent to the north of the Wellons Mercantile Building, which is at 120-124 S. Wilson Avenue. The theater was where the parking lot is now. The theater’s address was probably 116-118 S. Wilson.

raysson on July 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

The Address of the Dunn Theatre was 120-124 South Wilson Street, Dunn, NC 28334.

raysson on July 15, 2014 at 8:45 am

Opened in 1935. Closed in 1973.

raysson on July 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

The theatre was where the parking lot to First Citizens Bank is now.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 15, 2014 at 9:04 am

First Citizens Bank is on the odd-numbered side of the street. The Dunn Theatre had to have been on the lot just south of where Robert’s Jewelers is in the current Street View. Robert’s is at 112 S. Wilson.

Chris1982 on July 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm

There was a Colonial Theatre that was later known as the Paramount Theatre at 112 S. Wilson. By 1935 the Paramount was gone and the Dunn Theratre was listed at the same address. Should this theatre have AKA’s of the Colonial Theatre and Paramount Theatre?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 16, 2014 at 1:15 am

There was also a Colonial Theatre, which was later (or earlier- I haven’t been able to discover the correct order) called the White Way Theatre, located at 106 E. Broad Street. It’s mentioned in the PDF I linked to in my first comment.

As for the theaters on Wilson Avenue, it’s possible that there were two (at 112 and at 114-116) or maybe there was only one theater with three different names and its address got shifted over the years. The PDF makes it clear that the parking lot south of Robert’s Jewelers is where the Dunn Theatre was located.

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