120 Court Row,
Greenville, KY 42345

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm

The Mecca is mentioned in the July 10, 1926 issue of Motion Picture News and in the July 12 issue of Film Daily that same year. Both items noted that the Mecca was operating only one day a week. As it wasn’t listed in the 1926 FDY it probably opened that year, but after the yearbook went to press.

The Pitts Theatre was mentioned in the March 15, 1925 issue of Film Daily, which said that the house had just been sold to J. Jourdaine. So far I’ve been unable to find any mentions of the Lillian Theatre.

SethG on June 5, 2022 at 1:44 pm

This might be the Pitts, or the Lillian.

robboehm on June 5, 2022 at 12:06 pm

So we need to add the Lillian, Pitts and Mecca. When I did a Google search on the Mecca there is Supreme Court testimony regarding it and also Crescent and Rockwood Theatres in Greenville. It makes your head spin to read it. Also references theatres in Central City, KY and several locations in Tennessee.

SethG on June 5, 2022 at 6:47 am

This was possibly a segregated theater, given notes on older maps of this part of town.