Grand Theatre

212 Dexter Avenue,
Montgomery, AL 36104

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc., Wilby-Kincey

Architects: Edward Okel

Firms: Okel & Cooper

Previous Names: Grand Opera House

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The Grand Opera House opened in 1908. By 1914 it was operating as a movie theatre. In the 1940’s the Grand Theatre was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Wilby-Kincey.

The Grand Theatre was closed in the late-1940’s, and was demolished on February 5, 1956.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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junera on October 16, 2012 at 9:18 am

The Grand Theater was located at 212 Dexter Ave (not Bibb St). In 1945 when I was a 13 year old student at Starke University School a schoolmate and I entered the vacant Theater building through an open second story window.It was was all in the fun of exploring a spooky old abandoned building. After a short time we left with a few brass plate seat numbers as keep sakes. The Montgomery City directory of 1937 listed an open Theater but the 1939 Directory listed 212 Dextwer Ave as a vacant building. Seems it closed in 1938.

Lorettaredd on March 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Please correct the spelling of my grandfather – Wilby (not Wilbey) In early days, he and Kincey formed the Strand Amusement Co. before becoming Wilby-Kincey in Atlanta. Thanks.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 13, 2021 at 1:22 am

The Grand Theatre was listed in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory.

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