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Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Holly Theatre

 
 
Holly Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 29, 2021
1. Holly Theatre Marker
Inscription.  

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 31.9′ N, 83° 59.16′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is on West Main Street east of Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 W Main Street, Dahlonega GA 30533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Georgia College Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Dahlonega Stories (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (about 300 feet away); Lumpkin County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Lumpkin County Historic Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Hall's Block (about
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400 feet away); Lumpkin Court House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
 
Regarding Holly Theatre. Excerpt from the National Register of Historic Places registration:
… The Holly Theatre was constructed in 1948 just outside the downtown commercial core of Dahlonega. In the 1930s, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Holly Brannon of Roswell traveled a circuit in north Georgia with a portable projector showing movies in small towns such as Dahlonega. By 1942, the volume of patrons caused the Brannons to purchase the Price building on the town square and convert it into a movie house. In 1946, the Brannons purchased a lot on Main Street to build a movie house. Designed and built by architect G.R. Vinson, the Holly Theatre was built in the Art Moderne style …
 
Holly Theatre and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 29, 2021
2. Holly Theatre and Marker
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3. Holly Theatre
National Register of Historic Places: Digital Archive on NPGallery website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3. submitted on October 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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