The Wilson Theater on Nash Street was once a movie showplace that fell on hard times before being renovated and converted into the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. This photo was taken during the Wilson premiere of “The Killers” in 1946 starring local native Ava Gardner. The Wilson Times is publishing historical photos of Wilson County life and landmarks in this space each day. To share your snapshots, email the picture and caption to Lori Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Remember When” or bring it to the Times office at 2001 Downing St. SW during regular business hours.
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