DeVille Cinema

5100 Interstate 55 Frontage Road N,
Jackson, MS 39211

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Previously operated by: ABC Interstate Theatres, Gulf International, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Nightclub

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The DeVille Cinema was opened by ABC Interstate Theatres on June 27, 1969. Seating was listed at 600. In 1985 operations were under Gulf International and from 1987 until its closing it was operated by United Artists. Since closing as a movie theatre it has been a live venue, and by 2016 had become a nightclub.

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rivest266 on June 14, 2016 at 5:20 pm

This opened on June 27th, 1969. Grand opening ad in photo section.

clingcom on September 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm

DeVille Cinema was the local theater that brought the first two Star Wars films to Jackson in the late 70’s. They also were a location that played midnight Friday showings of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” from it’s first release in the 70’s all the way to when management changed in 1985. The marquee was on top of the entrance until 1976 when Wilson’s Catalog Showroom was built in front of it. The marquee was moved out to the side of the Wilson’s store, and is still there, half with a DeVille Plaza sign and the other half with the name of the nightclub there. I have not been there since it changed into a club.

DavidZornig on October 6, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Undated print ad added via Robert’s World Facebook page. Shows address as 5100 Interstate 55 North.

rivest266 on July 23, 2021 at 6:04 am

The police seized “The Exorcist” on April 26th, 1974, resulting in a near-riot at the theatre. The Exorcist seizure causing a riot.The Exorcist seizure causing a riot. 27 Apr 1974, Sat Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi)

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