Delite Theatre

605 Second Street,
Decatur, AL 35601

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Styles: Baroque

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News Story On Sale Of Delite Theatre in Decatur, Alabama

The Delite Theatre had its grand opening on March 21, 1912 with “The House of a Thousand Delights”. It was the first theatre in Decatur to be equipped with two projectors thereby giving continuous performances. The Delite Theatre closed in the early-1950’s.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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jjmaccrimmon on May 18, 2010 at 11:45 am

Like the Elite Theatre, this site no longer exists. The property on either side of this address now house and elementary school and the Decatur Municipal Public Works (Transportation) Dept.

Theatrespawn on January 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm

The address is incorrect. The Delite was a block or so farther north on Second Avenue, if I remember correctly.

Theatrespawn on February 23, 2021 at 9:12 am

Thanks to an overzealous local postmaster, streets going north-south were re-numbered in the 1940s. It did make a little sense - numbers ascended as you moved north toward the Tennessee River. The city was growing south, some it had to be done becasue either numbers would have gone into negatives or the street would have to be re-named in the southern part of the town. Bt it does make it difficult to locate places from the pre-1940s.

rivest266 on June 15, 2024 at 6:38 am

Opened on March 21st, 1912. Grand opening ad posted.

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