Zebulon Theatre, 1936, Cairo

historic zebulon theatre cairo ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Mrs. Ethel Blanton opened the Zebulon on 15 April 1936 . She named it Zebulon in honor of her husband, Zebulon Blanton. It was sold to the Dunn Family Theatres  in 1950 and again to Larry Bearden in 1973. Mr. Bearden operated it until 2000, at which time it was purchased by the Community Foundation of South West Georgia. It’s still open and shows recent movies. You can find out more here.

Cairo Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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2 responses to “Zebulon Theatre, 1936, Cairo

  1. Earl Mathews

    I was there when the Zebulon theater was being built. It was the first air conditioned building I ever saw. Of course I’m 84 years old.

  2. Eugene Bullington

    I saw many movies at the Sebulon in the 40s.

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