11 Third Street
Today's DELTA CINEMA at 11 Third Street in downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, was once the Tyson Theater aka Showcase Cinema. Originally built in circa 1940 as a 500-seat theater (downstairs main seating plus upstairs balcony area), today it holds two theaters (since upstairs is now its own small theater). The annual Clarksdale Film Festival is held here the last weekend of January each year, and Juke Joint Festival uses it as a music venue each April. It is available to rent for special events. The owner is Clarksdale's Bruce Ellis. 662-627-6733.