Apr
29
2009

Sunset Theater Asheboro North Carolina

 Built in 1929 by the Cox Family, the Sunset Theater was the first movie theater in Asheboro, NC. It was built in a Spanish Colonial style that was very popular in Hollywood in the 1920’s with beamed ceilings, stucco walls and an awning with a tile roof.  It operated as a movie theater from March 6, 1930 till 1969.  It was re-opened in the 1970’s as the Flick.  Over the years it was used for a church and the George Washington Carver Enrichment Center. At present it is owned by the City of Asheboro and is operated by Asheboro Parks & Recreation.  Plays and concerts are held here as well as the monthly Sunset Classic Film Series that showcases classic movies.  Sunset Theater is also home to the Randolph Children’s Theater as well as the RSVP Community Theater both are affiliated with the Randolph Arts Guild.
There are plans in the works for enlarging and renovating the theater—I hope in renovating they will not loose   the character and charm of this eighty year old landmark in downtown Asheboro.
By the way the Sunset Theater is located on (where else) Sunset Avenue –


Kay

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  • There is something beautiful about old building photos, you can see the building has its own personality.

    Comment | April 30, 2009
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    Comment | May 25, 2009

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