Jefferson Movie Theater in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

Display Label: 
Movie Theater
Type: 
Office/store
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
1325
Y: 
858
Description: 

On Friday evening Chick tells his parents he is "going to the picture show" (31) as a pretext for going "to town" (32) to see how his community is reacting to the news of Vinson Gowrie's murder. He never gets inside the theater, but as he sits on a bench by the courthouse looking across the street at "the lighted marquee in front of the picture show," he imagines the audience leaving the theater at the end of the movie: "the first of the crowd dribbled then flowed beneath the marquee blinking into the light . . . bringing back into the shabby earth a fading remnant of the heart's celluloid and derring dream" (33).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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