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Fiske Theatre Makes National Registry

Oak Grove's Fiske Theatre is now officially listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
 (West Carroll Chamber of Commerce)
(West Carroll Chamber of Commerce)
Oak Grove -- Oak Grove's Fiske Theatre is now officially listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Adam Holland, of Holland entertainment, who runs the theatre, received the news Thursday afternoon.

The Fiske is the first building in the city of Oak Grove to be listed on the national registry.

The West Carroll Chamber of Commerce hopes to use the distinction by drawing in tourists who travel the country visiting historic places.

The Fiske is open Thursday through Sunday showing a different film each week.

The current Fiske Theatre was built in 1950 featuring the Ultra-Moderne Art Deco style that was prevalent in movie theater construction of the time.

It was designed by the late B.W. Stevens who also designed the Joy Theatre on Canal Street in New Orleans which is an almost replica of the Fiske.

In 1951 it was named “The Most Modern and Well Equipped Theatre” in the United States that was constructed in 1950 by the Motion Picture Exhibitors Catalog.

The Fiske Theatre was donated to the West Carroll Chamber of Commerce in 1988 by its founder Donald B. Fiske and is currently operated by Holland Entertainment LLC.
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