SUZORE'S #1  869 Jackson

Opened 1924  .   Closed 1981   .   Seats 950   .  Demolished ?

SUZORE'S #1 and #2 were riun by Alfred and Irene Suzore.  They were "movie people" and had an apartment over the #2 Theatre.  By all accounts, Alfred was not the most agreeable personality and was considered quite stingy and cheap.  His movie houses were not well managed, and those who attended the theaters have their favorite stories of mice running around their feet.  The Suzore Theatres will always be remembored as a favorite theatre of the young Elvis.

he SUZORE'S #1 at 869 Jackson is listed in the 1924 - 1958 Memphis Directories. 


Suzore #1 ... 1950s

Suzore Lawsuit 1952

2010 Lobby Tile Floor

1940 Ad

1953 Ad


SUZORE'S #2 LINCOLN     .    279 N. Main
 Opened 1932-33 .  Seats 1000  -  Closed 1957 .  Demolished 1960s.

The SUZORE'S #2 is listed in the 1933-1958 directories. 

There was a LINCOLN Theatre listed at this 279 N. Main address in the 1928-1932 directories.

#2 Suzores #2 Suzores - C. 1950s Lincoln Theatre 1928-32

    Suzore Certification


Walter Bolton:  "The Suzores #1 was on Jackson and the #2 was on Main.  Mr. and Mrs. Suzore had an apartment over the #1 on Jackson where they stayed when they were at the Theatre.  They had a farm out near Shelby Forest.  They also ran the Bristol for awhile.  My sister-in-law is a relative of the Suzore family".  "The old number 1 Suzore on Jackson never had air conditioning.   During the summer it had two big fans on both sides of the screen and they would turn on the fans and open the front doors. It was very cool but you could hardly hear the movie".  -




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