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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.
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
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.
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
Just posted the closing story on the photo page
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.
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.
Just posted an ad dated March 28, 1910 announcing the opening of the Jefferson
I just posted what appears to be the Opening Ad for the Bijou – July 26, 1913
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
The Charter by the State of Va was issued Oct 5, 1916
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
I just posted an ad from the Roanoke Newspaper showing the address of the Hampton Theatre.
I just posted a post (in photo section) from the Roanoke Newspaper showing the Hampton Address at 39 High Street, NW.
I just posted an Oct. 2, 1913 ad stating the Opening of the American Theatre
I just posted the Grand Opening ad for the Park Theatre dated Feb. 1, 1921. Check it out.
I just posed an ad from Dec. 23, 1911 announcing a Christmas Day Opening of the Roanoke Theatre.
The Rialto opened in Dec 1920- see story on photo page
Have ads in 1908
Grand Opening was Sept 5, 1914
I have an ad dated Oct 6, 1910
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
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 theMethodist Church continued to show movies until around 1960; it was demolished shortly thereafter.
There was a Dec 11, 1936 Highland Recorder News Story stating that Mr. Holsinger and mr. Pattee have leased the Highland Theatre and will be known as the New Theatre. Last ad found was dated Jan. 11, 1937
I just posted a great shot of the Organ that Gladys Lyle played for so many years. A friend sent it to me. What a find.