115 Fayetteville Street,
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Architects: Erle G. Stillwell
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Mar 2, 2010 — Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music"
Built on the site of the Grand Theatre which was destroyed by fire on January 4, 1928. The 1,700-seat Ambassador Theatre was the foremost movie theatre in Raleigh for decades. It opened on February 21, 1938 with Bob Burns in “Radio City Revels”. It was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary H.F. Kincey.
The Ambassador Theatre showcased the films of M~G~M, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, etc. At least one premiere took place there – Gary Cooper in “Bright Leaf” in 1950.
It was demolished in March 1989 when Fayetteville Street was turned into a mall.
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