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wsasser commented about Daw Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAvWt-Q1QuY

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wsasser commented about Riverdale Cinema Cafe on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

This theater opened in March 1997 and operated as the Regal 12 until Jan 2005. In May 2005, it reopened as the Riverdale Cinema Cafe. Still open as of this date.

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wsasser commented about Regal Riverdale Cinema 3 on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Opened in July 1965 and closed in 1997

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wsasser commented about Hampton Drive-In on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Operated as the Sidney Lust from 1949 to 1969 then became the Hampton Drive in from 1969 to 1979. XXX in its last days. The rear of the big screen faced the Pembroke Ave, the main drag at that time between Newport News and Hampton.

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wsasser commented about Dixie Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Local records indicate that this theater closed in 1921-1922.

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wsasser commented about Coliseum Mall Cinema I & II on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Operated from1973-1989

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wsasser commented about Coliseum 4 Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Operated from1972 to 1997

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wsasser commented about Stuart Theater on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

The Stuart was located at 1811 Wickham Ave being the second theater with this name. This theater operated from 1944 – 1954 and was a part of the Gordon Chain. There was an earlier Stuart at 2009 Wickham which was a Silent and operated from 1919-1920.

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wsasser commented about Strand Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Per local records, the Strand operated as a silent theater from 1919-1925. Located on Newport News Main Street – Washington Ave.

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wsasser commented about Pix Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

This map came from a person who attended the theater in his youth.

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wsasser commented about Orpheum Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

It was located at 2414 Warwick Ave and operated from 1929-1932 per local records.

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wsasser commented about Imperial Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm

According to Newport News City Directories, it was located at 3107 Washington Ave. This was the center of the downtown area. It operated from 1915 to 1928 – so it appears that this was a silent theater. It had 650 seats. This would have been across the street from the Olympic Theater which had a later life as the James Theater which was located at 3100 Washington Ave.

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wsasser commented about Dixie Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

According to Newport News City Directories, this theater opened in 1917 and was in business through 1972. It was a theater on Jefferson Ave which was the center of the African American neighborhood at that time.

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wsasser commented about New Imperial Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm

This movie closed in 1934 and the building was converted into offices and apartments. That is what it is today. It is a couple blocks off Duke of Gloucester Street. The New Imperial was built in 1932 as a result of being forced to move due to restoration in Colonial Williamsburg. It closed in 1934 because the area was unable to sustain two theaters – with the other theater being the Williamsburg Theater in the restored area. When it closed, it was converted into stores on the ground floor and offices, apartments and suites in the upstairs.

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wsasser commented about Wythe Cinema on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Per local newspaper ads, the Wythe operated from 1939 to 1981

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wsasser commented about Rappanna Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 8:50 am

I have an ad dated Feb. 1, 1973 for this theater playing “Hannie Caulder” with Raquel Welch

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wsasser commented about Rim Theatre on Jan 20, 2013 at 8:41 pm

The Rim Theater was one of two black theaters in Gloucester County during its day.

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wsasser commented about Regal Riverdale Cinema 3 on Jan 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Just posted a photo of an ad announcing the opening of the twin.

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wsasser commented about Carmike Cinema 4 on Jan 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm

It opened screens 3 and 4 on May 19, 1990 – ad just posted on photo page

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wsasser commented about Regal Riverdale Cinema 3 on Jan 16, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Just posted a photo of the ad announcing the addition of the third theater – June 14, 1991

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wsasser commented about Capital Theatre on Jan 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

opened Dec. 9, 1948

see new photo of opening ad on photo page

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wsasser commented about Dan-Dee Drive-In on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

I just posted a souvenir of this theater dated 1950 celebrating its one year anniversary – making 1949 as the start date, I think

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wsasser commented about Coliseum 4 Theatre on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

I just posted a photo of the Opening Ad dated Dec 22, 1972

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wsasser commented about Newmarket Mall 4 Theatres on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

This theater is actually in Hampton. The Newmarket theater across Mercury Blvd is in Newport News.

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wsasser commented about Newmarket Mall 4 Theatres on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:49 am

Just posted the Opening Ad for the theater dated Oct 10, 1975