1709 N. Galvez Street,
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Styles: Streamline Moderne
The Circle Theater was opened by Jadel Theaters Inc. on on September 27, 1939 with John Garfield in “They Made Me a Criminal”. It had a large 900-seat balcony which was for African-American patrons. Caucasian patrons sat in the 580-seat orchestra level. It became a desegregated movie theatre from December 22, 1971 when Rene Brunet Jr. took over as operator. It was sold on October 21, 1977 and became a bingo hall, but was taken back by Rene Brunet Jr. on March 30, 1982, still operating as a bingo hall, but also featuring live performances on its stage. It was closed on November 19, 1990 and was demolished on December 11, 1990.
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