114 N. Main Street,
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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company
Architects: Jack Corgan
Styles: Streamline Moderne
The Plains Theatre in Roswell was the main movie house in town. It opened in 1946, and I went there with my friends from 1948 until 1958 when I moved away. Seating was provided for 1,000 all on a single floor, and there was a small 30 seat balcony, located next to the projection booth, which was for the exclusive use of Negro patrons.
It was state of the art at the time with a CinemaScope screen. Had many enjoyable times there both as a young child and as a teenager. It was closed in the 1970’s, and has been turned into the Alien Headquarters (today known as the UFO Museum), dealing with all reports of UFO’s around the world.
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