Avenue Theatre

785 Howard Avenue,
Biloxi, MS 39530

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Previously operated by: Gulf States Theaters

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Avenue Theatre

Built of the site of the Crown Theatre and located on Howard Avenue in downtown Biloxi. A first run house, the Avenue Theatre opened on February 3, 1949 with John Lund in “Miss Tatlock’s Millions”. It was closed on January 2, 1977. The Avenue Theatre, like the Don Theatre in Gulfport, had stadium type seating, with only a few rows up front of the stage with a sloped floor area. It was sold by its owner to Gulf States Theatres who closed it around the time they opened the Surf Side Twin Cinema.

Contributed by Wayne Saucier

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wsaucier on May 11, 2009 at 8:34 pm

The Avenue Theatre was located at 211A West Howard Avenue in downtown Biloxi, MS.

wsaucier on July 9, 2009 at 9:20 pm

The Avenue was orginally operated by the Meyer family, merchants in Biloxi, who also operated the Meyer and Harlem Theatres.

wsaucier on December 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

The Avenue Theatre was opened at 4 pm on Thursday Feburary 3, 1949. The opening picture was Paramount’s 1948 comedy “Miss Tatlock’s Millions” starring John Lund, Wanda Hendrix, Barry Fitzgerald and Monty Wooley.

dallasmovietheaters on July 20, 2021 at 12:21 pm

The Avenue was said to have closed January 2, 1977 due to code enforcement issues. The city essentially used eminent domain to condemn the property, order its demolition which was accompanied by a salvage sale. The property was used to make room for the Vieux Marché Mall / Shopping Center.

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