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wsasser commented about Dixie Theatre on Aug 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

The Dixie Theatre actually opened on Dec. 23, 1917 – just posted a photo of the opening ad.

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wsasser commented about Kimball Theatre on Jul 1, 2017 at 7:29 am

Colonial Williamsburg has announced that they will close the Kimball Theatre on July 6, 2017 after two decades of financial struggles. The last time the Theatre was profitable was in 1999. Last year it lost $782,000

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wsasser commented about Dixie Theatre on Jun 13, 2017 at 9:22 am

Joe Vogel, I have some friends from that area and they say the Jefferson was the theatre of choice. It was just down the way on 25th right at Jefferson Ave.

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wsasser commented about Dixie Theatre on Jun 13, 2017 at 9:15 am

Joe Vogel, I have posted a photo of the map on the photo page. It looks like the Dixie was directly on the corner of 22nd and Jefferson

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wsasser commented about Dixie Theatre on Jun 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

Joe Vogel – per the 1919 Sanborn Map, The Dixie Theater was located on the corner of Jefferson and 22nd Street at 2129 Jefferson. Hampton Ave ran between 21st and 22nd Street one block to the south (I think) of the theatre. 22nd not longer runs all the way to Jefferson as it appears on the Sanborn map of 1919. I have posted a jpeg of the map with the theater identified and 21, Hampton and 22nd streets visible.

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wsasser commented about Dixie Theatre on Jun 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Just found several ads that show the address for the Dixie Theater as 2129 Jefferson Ave not 2206. Confirmed such with a Sanborn map for 1919

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wsasser commented about Cinema Cafe on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Just posted the closing story on the photo page

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wsasser commented about Peninsula Twin Drive-In on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm

The last ad that I found was dated Aug 30, 1983.

Feb. 18, 1984 Notice that property was sold to satisfy a $330,000 lien against Drive In by American International Pictures vs. Price Enterprises, Inc.

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wsasser commented about Downtown Theatre on Mar 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm

While they may have had a Grand Opening or something on Aug 9th as reported by rivest266, on Oct 4th, they reopened at 5 p.m. playing a double feature while advertising that they were also renovating. See ad just posted in photo section.

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wsasser commented about Jefferson Theater on Mar 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Just posted an ad dated March 28, 1910 announcing the opening of the Jefferson

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wsasser commented about Bijou Theatre on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:36 am

I just posted what appears to be the Opening Ad for the Bijou – July 26, 1913

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wsasser commented about Virginia Theatre on Feb 26, 2017 at 8:11 am

I just posted a newspaper story on the Photo Page that talks about the Virginia Theater moving from it Henry Street address to just around the corner. This could account for the multiple addresses listed in the header. The story is dated July 13, 1935

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wsasser commented about Hampton Theatre on Feb 25, 2017 at 10:56 am

The Charter by the State of Va was issued Oct 5, 1916

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wsasser commented about Virginia Theatre on Feb 24, 2017 at 8:41 pm

I just posted an ad from the Roanoke Newspaper showing the address of the Virginia Theater as 109 Henry Street.

To add to the confusion, there was also a Virginian Theatre that catered to the white community

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wsasser commented about Hampton Theatre on Feb 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

I just posted an ad from the Roanoke Newspaper showing the address of the Hampton Theatre.

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wsasser commented about Virginia Theatre on Feb 24, 2017 at 8:24 pm

I just posted a post (in photo section) from the Roanoke Newspaper showing the Hampton Address at 39 High Street, NW.

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wsasser commented about American Theater on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:46 pm

I just posted an Oct. 2, 1913 ad stating the Opening of the American Theatre

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wsasser commented about Park Theatre on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:28 pm

I just posted the Grand Opening ad for the Park Theatre dated Feb. 1, 1921. Check it out.

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wsasser commented about Roanoke Theatre on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:18 pm

I just posed an ad from Dec. 23, 1911 announcing a Christmas Day Opening of the Roanoke Theatre.

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wsasser commented about Rialto Theater on Feb 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

The Rialto opened in Dec 1920- see story on photo page

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wsasser commented about Casino Theatre on Feb 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Have ads in 1908

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wsasser commented about Grand Theatre on Feb 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

Grand Opening was Sept 5, 1914

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wsasser commented about Comet Theatre on Feb 19, 2017 at 11:01 am

I have an ad dated Oct 6, 1910

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wsasser commented about Bartow Drive-In on Feb 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

I found access to later additions of the Monterey Recorder Newspaper and found ads into 1986 – with the last ad found dated July 4, 1986

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wsasser commented about Grand Theatre on Jan 22, 2017 at 12:29 pm

From an application for the National Registry for Tangier Island

The J. E. Wallace & Co. Store was established by John Wallace (1855-1926) who came to Tangier in the 1870s. The largest store on the island, according to an old photo, it was a late-nineteenth- or early-twentieth-century, frame, hippedroofedbuilding with a long front porch.

It sold groceries, general merchandise, and coffins as Wallace was also an undertaker and had a “coffin house” as an adjacent building on the property.

After his father’s retirement in 1921, Sidney S. Wallace opened the Wallacedale Theatre, the island’s first movie house, after constructing a stage, seats, and booths and installing a projector at the western end of the store.

The Wallacedale closed shortly after Wallace’s death in 1936 and it was torn down in the 1940s.

Another theatre known as The Grand located across from the
Methodist Church continued to show movies until around 1960; it was demolished shortly thereafter.