Knox Theatre

311 Norwood Street,
Warrenton, GA 30828

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 15, 2015 at 2:49 am

NOt much of showing films,, here, I did find out the name of the lady projectionist that worked there for decades it was Mrs,, Abbott…since passed away, I have a picture of us together in the old booth there, just gotta find it..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm


zebulongrady on May 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Is the Tommy Thompson in the Mike Rogers comment any relation to the old Martin and Thompson chain?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm

great update, been awhile since i was up there..

cccmoviehouses on July 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

How many old movie theatres do you see standing alone. I saw the Knox in it’s rundown state, so glad they restored the outside and I hope Warrenton realizes what a treasure they have and will complete the project on the inside. They won’t get another opportunity if they miss out here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 31, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Just spoke to a resident of Warrenton and I was told The Knox Theatre now has a brand new roof and facial on the front when the Whole downtown under went a makeover. Sadly,According to Tommy Thompson not a thing has been done inside and he said the small Town was indifferent to the Theatre and he doesn’t expect much to be done to the small brick theatre.At least they didn’t Bulldoze it like they did to the Wilkes Theatre in nearby Wshington,Georgia"and put up a parking lot".

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 10:28 am

Just what Warrenton wants,“SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT” open 5-27-77,No driving to Augusta to see it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm

“OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT OPENS” April 30 1976.“WANDA NEVADA” plays June 8 1979.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 4:48 am

Just heard from a friend who lives in Warrenton,that work is now being done on the KNOX THEATRE.Wish someone up in that area could keep us updated.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm

There was a “LEAVE IT TO BEAVER” episode on that same subject.

TLSLOEWS on February 3, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Yeah Mike when we were real busy at the Loews Crescent many people would leave out the emergency exits into the alleys beside the theatre and behind it we used to have several ushers to look out for people who would try to sneak in while the others were leaving.I have also caught people who bought one ticket and would open the exit doors to let in their friends.I am sure some people got away with it though.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Contributions can be made to the KNOX THEATRE in Mr. Jackson’s Honor to;

P.O. Box 21
Warrenton,Ga. 30828

I sent a few dollars maybe others will.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm

J. Warren Jackson, 83, Owner and Operator of the KNOX THEATRE passed away Jan. 28 2010. His very first job was working at the KNOX THEATRE.It was a love that stayed with him. He was a banker in the town of Warrenton.

JFBrantley on January 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

Beautiful shot of an old classic theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 26, 2009 at 11:55 am

I never SNUCK IN A THEATRE,but had a couple of high school buddies try and sneak in NATIONAL HILLS and i STOPPED them.Did you ever have that problem?

TLSLOEWS on December 21, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Looks much better now.

TLSLOEWS on December 21, 2009 at 9:39 am

Somebody call an usher Mike Rodgers is sneaking in the back door again!!!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Go to PASTIME Theatre.MOre Adventures of me in closed Theatres in small towns.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I am always going into closed theatres. This one the back exit doors about came off in my hand from rot. Did get a nice wooden standee that was used i bet for years to put one sheets on. I was hoping to find hundreds of one sheets,but found one.
I was later told someone tracked down the owner in Warrenton and the old man GAVE HIM every ONE SHEET in the back room. I bet he sold every one while i keep all of mine. I bet still in this country there are still small town theatres full of materials.

TLSLOEWS on December 17, 2009 at 11:16 am

Sneaked in the back door huh Mike?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 31, 2009 at 6:44 pm


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I have a nose of getting closed theatres.Ten years at least i Got in through a back exit door, It was almost rotten.The theatre had been closed 5 or 6 years. I walked around,Mainly looking for one sheets. Found one.I had heard the place was a treasure of one sheets and according to a friend the owner had sold them all to someone in Jackson,S.C. I looked inside the tiny boxoffice and saw some one sheets but could not reach them. One time probably in the late 80’s i went by one evening while eating at a nearby cafe.I saw the Theatre neon lights come on.Walked across the street introduced myself and the manager or owner took me up to the booth.
There was not crusty oldman running the movies but a woman. Probably in her 70’s.Old Carbon arc projectors.20 minutes reel. She had to make change overs. The area is mainly black rural so the movie was one of those countless action kill fests. But, it had a good bright picture. I talked to someone from Warrenton and he said the theatre is being worked on.