2006 Photo from the Scott Neff collection
219 E Washington St|
Demopolis AL 36732
|Record #530 |
Opened: September 14, 1935|
Closed: April 14, 2013
Capacity: 766 seats|
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: |
Information for this tour was contributed by Alabama Dept of Archives & History.
On September 14, 1935, the Marengo Theater at the intersection of Washington and Cedar celebrated its grand opening as the city’s exclusive showplace for movies. A capacity crowd enjoyed the picture Two for Tonight, but a phone call from Hollywood star Jean Harlow to Mayor N.C. Floyd proved to be the evening’s highlight. Originally operated by an Atlanta company, the Marengo was subsequently purchased in 1940 by Henry W. Webb, its first local owner.
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April 2006 photos from the Scott Neff collection.
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