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Probably 1947, the year the serial “Son of Zorro” was released.
Probably 1946, the year both “Undercurrent” and “The Big Sleep” were released.
The title of the film is “Bandit Queen”, released in 1950. Someone may have misunderstood an order to put up today “Bandit Queen”.
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!
Newspaper ad probably dated 1947, the year “The Egg and I” was released.
“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.
Newspaper clipping from 1947 or later, the year “Buckaroo From Powder River” was released.
Newspaper clipping dated 1947 or later, which was when “Blaze of Noon” was released.
This is probably a clipping from 1947, as both “The Arnelo Affair and "Bruce Force” were released that year.
Both “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” were released in 1969.
Photo taken some time after 1978, the year “The Norseman” was released. Also showing on the bill is “Battle of the Amazons” (1973).
Probably from 1955, the year Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief” was released.
This is a newspaper ad for “Fort Algiers” (1953) at the Attucks Theatre, which was known as the Booker-T Theatre at the time.
This photo was probably taken in 1958. The Byrd is showing a double feature of “King Creole” (1958) and “Plunder Road” (1957).
“The Seven Little Foys” (1955) starring Bob Hope is playing at the Roxy, on a double bill with “Security Risk” (1954).
“The Seven Little Foys” (1955) starring Bob Hope is playing at the Roxy.
The film showing at the Loew’s is “Mackenna’s Gold” (1969).
“Moon Over Miami” was released in 1941.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
In 1979, the building was occupied by Tidewater Ballet School.