MADISON 1325 Madison at Cleveland

The Madison Theatre

Opened 1925  .  Closed 1960s  . Seats 638  .  Now a parking lot.

The MADISON is listed in the 1927 through 1958 Memphis Directories. 

Madison Location today

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Walter Bolton:  "...located on Madison at Cleveland.  The Madison stayed open until the mid 60'S.  It, along with the Lamar, was  the last of the neighborhood theaters that continued daily operations long after all the others had closed or had gone to Fri. Sat. Sun. operations. The Madison always operated on a daily basis until the owner died and they closed the theater." 





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