Center Theater

Contributors:
Erle Stillwell, architect
Dates:

1938

Location:
Durham, Durham County
Street Address:

W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC

Status:

No longer standing

Type:

Commercial

Images Puslished In:

William Mitchell, Buildings as History: The Architecture of Erle Stillwell. A Descriptive Catalogue of His Drawings in the Henderson County Public Library (2006).

Note:

The magnificently showy theater was the pride of Durham for many years, a bold composition in the moderne or Art Deco style that dominated movie theater architecture in its day. The rounded corner and stepped lines made the most of the corner location.