Movie Theaters of Durham
Movie Theaters of DurhamSubmitted by gary on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 4:05pm
The northeast corner of Main and Corcoran Street has seen its share of building drama Blacknall's Drugstore was one of the first in the city, and Stokes Hall acted as a meeting place, courthouse, entertainment venue, etc. The buildings were destroyed in the fire of 1914
A 1930s Spanish Revival movie theater that many people remember as the first place they saw foreign films in Durham. Although long closed as a theater, the building survived into the 2000s, only to be torn down by the County Gov't.
The "Durham Auditorium" was the grandest theater in the age of downtown theaters, transitioning from live performances / to moving pictures early on. Spared the wrecking ball in the 1960s, it is the only downtown theater that survives - as a center for independent film, live performance, and movie festivals.