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The American opened around 1930 as the Toyland Theatre.
Here is a 2008 photo of what remains of the upstairs cinema.
Here is a 2008 of what was formally the Skyline/Tysonâ€™s Corner Cinema
Hereâ€™s a 2008 photo of what remains of the West Spring.
Here is a November 2008 photo of what remains of the Lyric. The theatre closed around 1955 and the interior has been completely gutted.
I shutter at the thought that someone might, since it sat abandoned so long after it closed, deem it architecturally significant and make an effort to restore it. Definitely one of the worse cinemas to ever grace the landscape.
Here is an April 2008 photo of the former Cinema Theatre. Aside from leveling the floor and opening up the projection booth (or was it the balcony) it appears that much of the auditorium is still intact. Although the screen is gone the drapes which adorned it remain. I have yet to ever see a theatre which was configured in such a fashion.
Questions: Did this theatre have balcony seating?
Was there a concession stand on the auditorium level as well as the main level?
Here is an April 2008 photo of the former Palm Theatre.
Here is a March 2008 photo of what remains of the Fairfax Theatre. Its interior has been completely gutted along with most of the exterior.
Apparently the Bardlick Theatre is no more. The 5105 Bradlick Road address is an office park which appears to have been built around the time the theatre closed in 1985. The shopping plaza next door does not appear to have ever had a 900 seat theatre as a tenant.
The building which currently occupies the 7857 Heritage Drive address is a three story office complex which appears to have been constructed within the last ten years. The status should be changed to Demolished.
As of late October 2008, the Hybla Cinema appears to have been closed for quite some time: 1, 2, 3
According to Robert Headly, the Lee operated as a cinema 1936-1951, had a seating capacity of 570 and was located at 709 East Washington Street in Falls Church, VA.
The cinema with the 5141 Leesburg Pike address is now a McDonaldâ€™s Restaurant which not only retained but improved on many of the cinemaâ€™s lobby features.
Does anyone have any photos to share of the Langley made when during the time it was operating as a cinema?
Although I did not get to see the interior, I was informed by some of the local merchants that it is relatively good condition.
Here are August 2008 photos of the former Cameo Theatre. Note that the property is for sale. 1, 2, 3
Here is a April 2008 photo of the former Buckingham Theatre.
The following are September 2008 photos of the former Paramount Theatre: 1, 2, 3, 4
Here are June 2008 photos of the Hollywood Theatre: 1, 2, 3
Here are a couple of shots of the State from March 2008. Although the interior has had some major renovations, it is still a great venue: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
The Community Theatre is a wonderful gem in a idealic community. Although some minor renovations have been made to the structure (e.g. enclosing of the balcony and building on a additional room to add two screens) the theatre remains intact and lovingly cared for. Great city to visit and great place to see a show. Photos from August 2008: 1, 2, 3, 4
While strolling past the cinema today I noticed that some of the paper was off the windows reveling parts of the interior. It appears that one of the auditoriums was recently used for a private screening.
Thanks for the update! It’s a challenge getting definative information on these places.
Could that have been the Whitehaven at 1243 Laudeen Dr? It opened as a single screen in 1966, was twinned in 1973 and demolished in 1983.