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.