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Bailey Theatre

Photo from the Martin McCaffery collection
16-18 N Front St
Wilmington NC

Demolished 1983
Record #18865  
 Opened: 1940
 Closed: 1980
 Demolished: 1983
Capacity: 1202 seats
Architect(s): Erle Stillwell
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Stewart & Everett Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Martin McCaffery.

According to "Buildings As History: The Architecture of Erle Stillwell" by William Mitchell, the Bailey was located at 16 North Front Street. It seated 1205 patrons, and had a full stage, fly loft and dressing rooms. It closed in the late 1970s and, in 1983, was demolished and turned into a parking lot. Only the fa├žade remains.

According to an ad in the Star-News, Stewart & Everett began managing this theatre June 1, 1971.

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Photos from the Martin McCaffery collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 9/18/2012.

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