Grand Theatre

122-124 Whitfield Street,
Enfield, NC 27823

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Previous Names: Opera House, Stallings' Opera House

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Grand Theatre

This theatre was located in the Opera House, a large two-story brick building constructed some between 1900 (when the map shows a vacant lot) and 1905.

The ground floor was divided into two storefronts, and a central stairway led up to the 500-seat auditorium. It is first listed as a cinema around 1914. By 1921 the Grand Theatre had moved to a purpose built theatre building located at 111, Whitfield Street (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures)

The building was demolished long ago, and the foundation is used as a space for the local farmers' market. There is a very old tile inscription in the sidewalk denoting where it used to be.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 21, 2021 at 2:12 am

The Grand Theatre is listed in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory. The 1913-1914 Cahn guide lists the Grand Opera House as an upstairs theater with 500 seats. Issues of the local newspaper, The Progress, from around 1908-1910 call it Stallings' Opera House.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 21, 2021 at 10:18 am

It appears that the Grand Theatre name was moved to a building at 111 Whitfield Street at some point. See my comment on this page.

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