Wake Forest Historical Museum

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The 1940 Fire at Shorty’s Theater

Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs is legendary, but did you know¬†Shorty Joyner also owned the Collegiate Theatre? It was on South White Street–right where the restaurant is today–and it catered to … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Movie Theaters

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. … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 4 Comments