Davis Theatre

251 Montgomery Street,
Montgomery, AL 36104

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Trolleyguy on June 30, 2016 at 6:38 am

Updated website link: http://www.troy.edu/davistheatre/

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

The July 6, 1929, issue of Motion Picture News had this item about the new Publix house under construction in Montgomery:

“Publix Building 1500 Seat Theatre in Montgomery

“ACCORDING to plans prepared by McDonald & Company, architects and engineers, of Atlanta, the de luxe theatre which Publix Theatres Corporation is to build at Montgomery, Ala., will be one of the handsomest and most completely equipped houses of its kind in the South. The house will seat 1,500 and will be of stadium type. Steel, concrete and brick will be used in the construction, the exterior trim being in limestone. Light buff will be the color of the brick.

“Work already has started, the old buildings on the lot having been removed and excavating is now in progress. It is planned to have the theatre ready for opening about the first of the year. It will be located at the corner of Montgomery and Molton Streets and will represent an investment said to be approximately $275,000.”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 5, 2005 at 3:20 pm

The Paramount Theatre opened in 1929.

teecee on February 15, 2005 at 10:56 am

Hoempage – access theater history at the bottom: