West Theatre, 1941, Cedartown

West Theatre Cedartown GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

I’ve seen many Georgia theatres in my travels and even had the opportunity to photograph some for the Fox Theatre Institute a couple of years ago, but this is one of the most unique and fascinating I’ve yet encountered.  Designed by the architectural firm of Tucker & Howell, it was originally owned by the LAM Amusement Company. Over the years, it’s been painted in multi-colors and with a black and white theme, but owner Ken Browning told me that the current palette is closest to the original. It shows first-run movies and has recently been digitized.  The allegorical reliefs (Drama & Music) flanking the entrance were designed by Georgia sculptor Julian Hoke Harris.

West Theatre Cedartown GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Cedartown Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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