February 24, 2010
The Community Theatre in Pine Bluff (Jefferson County) is one of the oldest one-screen, nickelodeon-type theaters in Arkansas. It first opened in 1922 and is unique in that the screen is to the back as one enters the auditorium. The theater closed its doors in 1963, reopening in 1995 as the Community Theatre Museum. The Pine Bluff Film Festival, an annual silent movie festival, began in the fall of 1995 in the Community and Saenger theaters in Pine Bluff but ceased operations by 2008. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004, and renovations on the building were completed in 2013.