Center Theater

1011 West Avenue NW,
Lenoir, NC 28645

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ncmark on January 29, 2022 at 8:08 am

Photo and article added from the August 2, 1992 Charlotte Observer. It confirms the tiny piggy back theater added in the former balcony. Today’s google street view shows this theater intact, marquee and all, but deteriorating.

binchwb on July 6, 2016 at 11:15 am

I was hoping someone could verify some info for me. There was an old-school theater in Lenoir like this one that was in operation in the early 90s – the balcony was half converted into the world’s smallest auditorium (I believe it was to show art films) next to a very limited view, narrow balcony. Is this the theater?

mopsy on December 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Hi cptdon. There is a post on Caldwell Heritage Museum’s Facebook page asking this…

“Is there anyway I could purchase a copy of a movie that was made in Lenoir in the early 1940’s. It used to show as a pre-show at the Center Theatre in Lenoir. It was about a girl that was kidnapped. I think it was called "My Gang” or possibly “Kidnapped”

Any chance you could help with any information about this please?

duchess325 on July 19, 2013 at 9:03 am

Don, I would love to see any pictures you have from that time.

cptdon on June 17, 2013 at 10:27 am

I worked at and ran This theatre from 1995-2000 and if I can find some picture I will post them here. Tough memories…

Patsy on November 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Are there any interior photos available?

atmos on March 13, 2010 at 3:35 am

Theatre opened 3 March 1941.

atmos on March 13, 2010 at 3:21 am

The architect was Erle Stillwell.

BLG on October 31, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Here is an updated photo:

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