Wake Forest Historical Museum

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

The Movie Theaters

movie theater

The Forest Theater on South White Street, circa 1942, was a popular destination for college students and town residents, particularly after it became the first local business to install air-conditioning.

In the first part of the 20th century, the town had two movie theaters, and a ticket cost 12-cents.

The Collegiate and the Forest both closed after the college left town.

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