Lincoln Theatre

900 Selma Street,
Mobile, AL 36604

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Operated by: King Theatres Inc.

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The Lincoln Theatre opened in 1938 and was owned/operated by King Theatres. Seating was listed at 875. This theatre catered to an African American Audience.

The theatre closed in 1976 and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 18, 2016 at 7:13 am

The September 17, 1938, issue of Motion Picture Herald said that C. B. King, who had recently opened the Lincoln Theatre in Mobile, was also the operator of the Pike Theatre in that city.

walterk on March 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm

According to the 1940 Film Daily Yearbook, the Lincoln had 750 seats.

catstaff on May 10, 2023 at 2:18 am

He and his twin brother, John Heustis King, owned/operated several theaters in Mobile’s black community, including (in addition to the Lincoln and the Pike) the Booker T., the Ace, the Harlem and the Roosevelt, as well as white theaters the Crown and the Azalea. Earlier in their careers they also managed or owned several theaters in Biloxi, MS. Charles B. King was my maternal great-grandfather. He died in 1952 and Uncle Heustis died sometime in the ‘40s. They got started in the movie theater business in the 1910s.Before that, they both worked as streetcar conductors.

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