Booker-T Theatre

132 N. Farish Street,
Jackson, MS 39269

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Booker-T Theatre

The Booker-T Theatre was opened in 1938 with seating listed at 300. From the mid-1940’s through its closing in it was operated by Theatre Services.

The Booker-T closed in 1946 and received a Streamline Moderne style makeover, reopening on April 13, 1946. It continued to operate into the 1950’s and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

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TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Did Booker-T and the M.G.s ever play there?Only joking.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Jerry Dallas’s Movie Theaters in Twentieth-Century Jackson, Mississippi says that the Booker-T Theatre was in a new brick building erected on the site of the first Alamo Theatre.

50sSNIPES on June 22, 2022 at 12:12 pm

It appears to be opened in 1938. Construction of the theater began in November 1937.

dallasmovietheaters on January 7, 2023 at 7:03 pm

Closed for a streamline moderne refresh in 1946 and came back with that new look on April 13, 1946.

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