Silver City Theatre

2421 Lower 3rd Street,
Alexandria, LA 71302

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Firms: Dunn & Quinn

Functions: Fraternal Hall

Styles: Quonset Hut

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Silver City Theatre

The Silver City Theatre was opened August 7, 1947 with William Gargan in “Rendezvous 24”. It was built for independent operator C.R. Haynes. The front of the building was a single story brick structure, which contained the lobby, concession stand, office, rest rooms and projection booth. The auditorium was a Quonset Hut structure. It operated as an African-American theatre and was closed around April 1955.

In 2017 the building is in use as V.F.W. Post 8852.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 2, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I THINK this was an Afro-American Theater?

dsedman on February 19, 2017 at 7:09 pm

August 7, 1947 grand opening ad of the African American $60,000 Silver City Theatre in photos. The 700 seat theatre architects were Dunn & Quinn from Lake Charles. The theatre is liquidated in 1951 but finds a new operator reopening that same year. Ads stop after the shows on April 11, 1955 and is offered for sale. The theater could have continued without ads.

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