Appalachian Theatre

559 W. King Street,
Boone, NC 28607

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Texas2step on August 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm

A souvenir program for the Appalachian Theatre gives the opening date as November 14, 1938.

SaveTheAppTheatre on February 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

The Appalachian Theatre is coming back as a mixed-use performance venue for live theatre, concerts, and art house films.

TLSLOEWS on March 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Nice 1984 photo,nice looking marquee.

GMNash on March 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I’m thinking Consolidated had this theatre for a period of time… and Carmike got it when they sold out to them.

Harvey on April 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Appalachian article at Watauga Democrat here.

I lived in Boone from the fall of 2004 until the summer of 2006. I saw some films at the Appalachian and while it was a bit run down, that was part of its charm. The balcony was converted into a second screen sometime back and really was one of the better instances of such a remodeling. Roomy enough with a kind of stadium seating and a decent size screen, much bigger than most megaplexes. One of the worst instances of balcony to screening room would be the Plaza Theater in Atlanta. During my time there, the general rule was if it played upstairs, I wouldn’t go.

Since I’ve left Boone, the Dragonfly Theatre has opened up, bringing what some would consider more art-house fare to the area. It’s apparently very active community-wise with art shows and concerts as well. Given it’s history, the Appalachian I hope will survive in some form, preferably the way it was left. You can’t buy that ambiance.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on January 9, 2008 at 11:06 pm

anything going on with this theater??

moviebuff82 on December 3, 2007 at 10:53 am

must’ve been some fire that forced the theater to rebuild as a twin soon after. Yet another twin theater in America that is being killed by the megaplexes.

HowardBHaas on December 3, 2007 at 6:18 am

Article on the theater’s closing:
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