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JGKlein commented about Byrd Theater on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm

Probably 1947, the year the serial “Son of Zorro” was released.

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JGKlein commented about Rosele Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Probably 1946, the year both “Undercurrent” and “The Big Sleep” were released.

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JGKlein commented about Rosele Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

The title of the film is “Bandit Queen”, released in 1950. Someone may have misunderstood an order to put up today “Bandit Queen”.

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JGKlein commented about Rosele Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm

The film “Bandit Queen”, starring Phillip Reed and Barbara Britton, was released in 1950. The theatre manager probably told an assistant to put up letters on the marquee for today, “Bandit Queen”, and he misunderstood what the manager meant!

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JGKlein commented about Riverview Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Newspaper ad probably dated 1947, the year “The Egg and I” was released.

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JGKlein commented about Rosele Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm

“The French Line” starring Jane Russell was released in 1954. The film was considered scandalous at the time due to the star’s low cut outfits, suggestive dance moves, and songs with double entendre lyrics.

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JGKlein commented about Towne Guild Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm

Newspaper clipping from 1947 or later, the year “Buckaroo From Powder River” was released.

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JGKlein commented about NorView Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm

Newspaper clipping dated 1947 or later, which was when “Blaze of Noon” was released.

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JGKlein commented about Memrose Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:27 pm

This is probably a clipping from 1947, as both “The Arnelo Affair and "Bruce Force” were released that year.

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JGKlein commented about Shore Drive-In on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Both “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” were released in 1969.

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JGKlein commented about Shore Drive-In on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Photo taken some time after 1978, the year “The Norseman” was released. Also showing on the bill is “Battle of the Amazons” (1973).

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JGKlein commented about Norfolk Drive-In on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Probably from 1955, the year Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief” was released.

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JGKlein commented about Attucks Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm

This is a newspaper ad for “Fort Algiers” (1953) at the Attucks Theatre, which was known as the Booker-T Theatre at the time.

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JGKlein commented about Byrd Theater on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:06 pm

This photo was probably taken in 1958. The Byrd is showing a double feature of “King Creole” (1958) and “Plunder Road” (1957).

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JGKlein commented about Roxy Theater on Aug 19, 2017 at 7:56 pm

“The Seven Little Foys” (1955) starring Bob Hope is playing at the Roxy, on a double bill with “Security Risk” (1954).

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JGKlein commented about Roxy Theater on Aug 19, 2017 at 7:54 pm

“The Seven Little Foys” (1955) starring Bob Hope is playing at the Roxy.

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JGKlein commented about Norva Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm

The film showing at the Loew’s is “Mackenna’s Gold” (1969).

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JGKlein commented about Norva Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm

“Moon Over Miami” was released in 1941.

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JGKlein commented about Norva Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Across the street is “Hofheimer’s”, a shoe store at 325 Granby St. in Norfolk. This building was the location of the former Victoria Theatre, built in 1911 as a vaudeville/movie theatre. By 1916 it was renamed the Strand and operated as a full time movie theatre. As of 2017, the same building that was once the Victoria Theatre is still standing.

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JGKlein commented about Dunbar Theater on Aug 19, 2017 at 11:41 am

Probably 1958

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JGKlein commented about Dunbar Theater on Aug 19, 2017 at 11:41 am

This picture of the Dunbar Theatre on Church St. in Norfolk, VA was probably taken in 1958. The films advertised on the marquee are “Man From God’s Country” (1958) and “Stowaway Girl” (1957).

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JGKlein commented about Wells Theater on Aug 19, 2017 at 11:36 am

This photo of the Wells theater was probably taken in the late 1960s or 70s, when it showed softcore pornographic films. In 1980, Virginia Stage Company acquired the venue, renovated it, and successfully reopened it for live theatre.

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JGKlein commented about Norva Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 11:29 am

This photo was probably taken in 1969. The film advertised on the Norva theatre marquee is “The Chairman”, starring Gregory Peck, which was released that year.

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JGKlein commented about Granby Theater on Aug 19, 2017 at 11:24 am

I am estimating that this photo was taken in the early 1960s. The film advertised on the marquee of the Granby Theater is “I Spit on Your Grave”. In 1959, a French language film, originally titled “J'irai cracher sur vos tombes”, was retitled “I Spit on Your Grave” for release in the USA in ‘62 and '63.

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JGKlein commented about Willard Theatre on Jul 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm

In 1979, the building was occupied by Tidewater Ballet School.