Howell Theatre - Smithfield

Our History

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Providing entertainment for Johnston County since 1935

1935 - Opening Night
1949 - A World Premiere
1960 - Nearly Destroyed By A Fire
1974 - New Look, Changing Times
1980 - 1986 - Passing The Torch
1990 - 1999 - End Of A Legacy
2000 - 2017 - New Owners, Challenges
2017 - Present - Our Next Chapter

Memories

A part of Smithfield's history since 1935

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Left to right: Theater Founder Henry Paul Howell, Theatre Monday February 4, 1935 Opening Night


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We even have some famous clientelle!

Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina.

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