Bailey Theatre

132 E. Main Street,
Ville Platte, LA 70586

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Previously operated by: Southern Amusements

Architects: John Milton Gabriel

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Bailey Theatre

The Baily Theatre opened on October 31, 1935 with Jack Oakie in “The Big Broadcast of 1936. It was still open in 1957. It was closed on December 17, 1955 with Philip Carey in "Wyoming Renegades” & Fred MacMurray in “Pushover”. The long ago forgotten & abandoned home of the Bailey Theatre, a nondescript brick building remains intact & standing in Ville Platte as of May 2016.

Contributed by Don Lewis / Bill Smith

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm

The Archives and Special Collections Department of Frazar Memorial Library at McNeese State University contains a collection of drawings by architect John Milton Gabriel. Among them are drawings relating to alterations made to the Bailey Theatre in Ville Platte in 1953. The house was at that time being operated by the Southern Amusement Company. It had earlier been operated by regional exhibitor Robert Lee Bailey, who also had theaters at Bunkie and Tallulah.

ccfuse on July 21, 2017 at 5:35 am

This is not an image of the Bailey theater in Ville Platte, La but rather an image of the Platte Theater…

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 23, 2017 at 8:11 pm

Hello ccfuse: Do you happen to have any info at all on what you believe to be the Bailey such as an address, general location, advertisement or photo?

rivest266 on September 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

The newspaper said it was at the site of the old National Bank, but you know small-town papers, they expect every to know where it was.

dallasmovietheaters on February 22, 2020 at 3:54 am

The Bailey Theatre launched October 31, 1935 with “The Big Broadcast.” The Bailey closed at the end of a 20-year lease with “The Wyoming Renegades” and “Pushover” on December 17, 1955.

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