Elite Theatre

216 8th Street,
Augusta, GA 30901

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The Elite Theatre was one of several theatres in Augusta, Georgia that showed silent movies with the admission of a nickel or a dime. It was located on the corner of Broad Street & Jackson Street in the Miller Walker Hall and was opened by 1904. It was still open in 1909. Gone, like so many other screens showing the latest William S. Hart western way before talking pictures.

Interesting that it was owned by Miller and Walker. This was never part of the Miller family that later opened the 1,600 seat Miller Theatre on Broad Street in Augusta. The Elite Theatre was located off Broad Street on 216 8th Street.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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TLSLOEWS on August 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Wasnt this theatre located a bout a block from the Imperial?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 13, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Somewhere in that area.I haven’t been Downtown since I found this Theatre.I bet you guys had quite a few Silent Movie Houses that you probably never heard about. We have a Writer for the paper Don Rhodes and he using old papers and other historical documents found these theatres.I wrote him and told him about CT,but never heard back,For all I know he could using a name like you,so I wouldn’t know if he was on CT.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Still searching, afraid some of these old theatres are just gone,Bob.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 30, 2012 at 11:42 pm

It is just impossible to track down any more info, even the old local paper had no ad of what i could find.What i have above is most likely it.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on January 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Mike, I ran into the same problem here in Tampa. I was shocked to find no movie ads were published in the Tampa Tribune at all until just prior to 1920 as I recall. That would make it next to impossible to research local theatres that ran silent films. Who knows how many of these silent theatres we really had?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2013 at 10:48 pm

yes, luckly a local writer had time to do the reserch like you did so many years ago on the RITZ in Tampa…had he not, i had no idea these theatres were here..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 5, 2013 at 9:47 am

threw some silent screen stars on, thought it would look better than nothing..

jawjahboy on April 10, 2024 at 3:41 am

The Elite was at 216 8th St in the Miller Walker Hall. It was owned by Wella who also owned the Grand Opera and Wells (Imperial). Source: Augusta Herald ads from 1905 - 09 and Sanborn Fire Insurance Map (1904).

jawjahboy on April 13, 2024 at 4:53 pm

J miller Walker Sr. was the owner of the building. No relation to Miller theater family.

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