President Theatre, 1935, Manchester

historic president theatre manchester ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Originally part of the Martin Theatres group, the President was designed by Atlanta architects McKendree Tucker and Albert Howell. It was named the President, of course, for FDR’s association with the area. After many years of serving Manchester, it closed in the 1980s. The facade has been restored but I’m unable to locate much information on the progress of the overall project at this time.



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3 responses to “President Theatre, 1935, Manchester

  1. ben dooley

    Fantastic Brian, Thanks for posting! Did you ever see the “Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars” serialized movie which I believe originally came in the mid 30’s? I think architects Tucker and Howell almost certainly did!

  2. Mary Ellen McDuffie

    Thank you for your mention of our President Theatre. Just to update a bit – we’ve continued the restoration process and the last remaining work should be completed by November 1, 2017 with a grand re-opening announcement following. New phone contact is Tripp Taylor 706-587-3721 or email at New website should be online with another week…

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