Yazoo Theatre

112 S. Washington Street,
Yazoo City, MS 39194

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Previously operated by: Gulf States Theatres

Previous Names: New Yazoo Theatre

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Yazoo Theatre

The New Yazoo Theatre was opened April 27, 1925 with Gloria Swanson in “Madame Sans Gene”. It was equipped with a Hope-Jones organ. It became the Yazoo Theatre around 1929. It suffered damage from a fire in 1948 and was reopened by Dixie Theatres on May 14, 1949. The Yazoo Theatre was part of the Gulf Coast Theaters chain in the early-1960’s. It was closed on May 3, 1979 with Vic Morrow in “The Evictors”. It was demolished in December of 1979.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

ahollis on September 24, 2008 at 8:08 pm

I remember going up to this theatre from Jackson, MS with some executives from Gulf States Theatres in 1980 to close the theatre. The main problem was that roof was in terrible shape and the cost to repair was more than they thought the theatre was worth. You could actually see light coming in from the hole. There was a very nice lady that was the manager of the theatre then and had a lot of stories to tell.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 24, 2010 at 12:35 am

Be nice to find her Allen,We all have stories to tell if you ran a theatre.

SethG on October 8, 2017 at 2:08 am

There’s another theater at 303 S Main. Just the shell remains, and the inside is some sort of park. Can’t put a name to it, but if anyone knows, we should add it.

SethG on October 8, 2017 at 2:43 am

The Yazoo is listed in the 1979 NRHP listing as 106 S Main, and a construction date of 1925 is given.

dallasmovietheaters on May 9, 2020 at 12:36 pm

The theatre was rebuilt as the New Yazoo Theatre launching April 27, 1925 with Gloria Swanson in “Madame Sans Gene.” By the time it transitioned to sound, it was the Yazoo Theatre. Gulf States closed the Yazoo on May 3, 1979 with “The Evictors”. It was demolished in December of 1979.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2021 at 3:21 am

The Yazoo Theatre was being operated by Dixie Theatres Corporation when Boxofficeof May 14, 1949 reported that the house had recently reopened following an extended closure to repair fire damage.

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