Collegiate Theatre

1906 S. Main Street,
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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The Collegiate Theatre was open in the late-1940’s. Seating was listed at 300 and this was the smaller of the two theatres in the town operated by Howell Theatres. The Collegiate Theatre closed in the mid-1970’s.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm

This article from the Wake Forest Gazette says that M. E. Joyner opened the Collegiate Theatre in 1936. It was burned and rebuilt in 1939, and was closed 1956.

The Forest Theatre was on South White Street, not Main Street, which is where the town’s old business district is. The book Wake Forest University says that the Forest and Collegiate Theatres were across the street from each other, so the Collegiate was on White Street too. There are photos of the Collegiate’s box office and the Forest’s auditorium (Google Books preview.)

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