Little Grand Theatre

857 Broad Street,
Augusta, GA 30901

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jawjahboy on April 13, 2024 at 1:27 pm

The Star theater was placing ads in Augusta newspapers as early as 1905. It was located at 723 Broad St.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I’ve finally found the Little Grand Theatre mentioned by another source. It was on a list of nickelodeons that was published in the July 18, 1908, issue of The Billboard (PDF here.) It is listed at 857 “Broadway.” As there is no street called Broadway in Augusta, they must have meant Broad Street. Little Grand Theatre must be an early aka of the Star. No house called the Star appears on the 1908 list.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Thanks joe for the extra info,every bit helps.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

This map in the book “Entertainment in Augusta” locates the Star at 723 Broad Street, and shows a house called the Little Grand Theatre at 857 Broad Street.

The building at 723 Broad today (next door to the west of the News Building) looks fairly old (probably from the 1920s,) but doesn’t look like it was ever a theater, the entrance being too narrow. The building that probably includes the address 857 Broad (it must belong to one of the four storefronts in the building) does look as though it could have been a theater. Possibly the Star began operating at 723, and moved to 857 when its original building was replaced by the one that’s there now?

I can’t find the Little Grand Theatre mentioned anywhere other than the book, and there it’s only listed on the map, not mentioned in the text.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I found an old City map in a Augusta History book that had all the theatres listed on the street,but no picture.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Looks like the Star Theatre was about 2 blocks from the Imperial Theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I wish I could find more info on Augusta’s Silent movie theatres.We had 4 that i could find.