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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Hours & Info

Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

Free Admission

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A beautiful new case for our pottery exhibit, donated by our friends at SEBTS. More beautiful work by the WF Garden Club in the Brewer-Harris Garden. The WF Elementary School rhythm band grades one and two, ca. 1961. Absolutely adorable. A museum picnic table donated and delivered by the amazing @wfchamber!!! Many thanks. It will look beautiful in the Brewer-Harris Garden! ❤️