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wsasser commented about Orpheum Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 5:51 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 5:41 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 5:36 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 4:57 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 6:58 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 10:50 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 10:41 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 7:25 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 8:27 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 8:24 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 11:37 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 11:54 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 11:52 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 11:50 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 11:49 am

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

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wsasser commented about Beechmont Twin I & II on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

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

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wsasser commented about Anchor Drive-In on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

I just posted a photo of the Grand Opening Ad dated July 23, 1952

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wsasser commented about Cinema City Drive-In on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

I just posted a photo of the Opening Ad dated June 25, 1947

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wsasser commented about Hampton Drive-In on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

I just posted a photo of the Opening Ad for the Sidney Lust Drive In Theater dated April 15, 1949

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wsasser commented about Regal Riverdale Cinema 3 on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

I just posted a photo of the Grand Opening ad dated July 1, 1965

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wsasser commented about Green Acres Drive-In on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

I just added a photo of the Grand Opening Ad

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wsasser commented about Coliseum Mall Cinema I & II on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

I just added a photo of the Grand Opening Ad – Dec 24, 1973

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wsasser commented about Klin Creek Stadium 20 on Dec 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

This theater opened Nov 18, 1994 per ad in Daily Press, Newport News, Va. See new photo posted for ad.

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wsasser commented about Patrick Henry 7 on Dec 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I found the grand opening ad and a story on the closing.

The Theater actually opened on Friday, Nov 4, 1988.

A story appeared in the Aug. 26, 2000 Daily Press announcing the closing after Thursday night’s showing which would have been on Aug 31, 2000. This ended a 12 year run.

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wsasser commented about Coliseum Mall Cinema I & II on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

This was the last ad – March 1989