Royal Theatre

143 N. Front Street,
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Architects: Burett H. Stephens

Functions: Bar

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Royal...Wilmington NC

The Royal Theatre was opened in 1915. It was still open in 1943, operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary H.F. Kincey. It was destroyed by fire on January 21, 1949. The fa├žade and front section of the theatre survives in use as a bar named Dior’s Lounge.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

From the 1920s a postcard view of the Royal Theatre in Wilmington.

bvanwinkle on May 29, 2021 at 5:20 pm

It appears that at least part of the front of the Royal Theatre is still standing. I was in Wilmington this week (5/28/2021) and at 141 N. Front Street is Dior’s Lounge; the street-level area appears to be the right front side of the Royal when you are facing it on the street. The small tiles are the same and the area wall the movie poster would be is still there.

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