Lincoln Theatre

417 Nash Street E.,
Wilson, NC 27893

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Functions: Church

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The Lincoln Theatre was opened on February 15, 1928 with seating listed at 200. It was an African-American theatre. We did verify the address in the City Directory of 1930. No closing date listed for the theatre but the building now houses the Whole Truth Church.

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NightHawk1 on August 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Being in the South and named Lincoln, this was most likely an African-American theater. Back in the Jim Crow days no self-respecting white Southern theater operator would have named a theater for the white audience “Lincoln”.

greenporker on April 25, 2016 at 5:33 am

I believe this theater’s name was changed to The Ritz in it’s later years.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 13, 2022 at 9:11 pm

The January 17, 1928 issue of Film Daily published this item: “Wilson, N. C.— A colored theatre is announced for Wilson, N. C, open Feb. 15. It will be known the Lincoln. This is the second colored house in Wilson, the first being operated by Sam Vicks.”

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