Comments from wsasser

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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

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wsasser commented about Beechmont Twin I & II on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:46 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 9:45 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 9:44 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 9:42 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 9:40 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 9:37 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 9:36 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 8:20 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 8:04 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 10:33 am

This was the last ad – March 1989

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wsasser commented about York Theatre on Dec 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I just posted a 1941 ad for the York. The opening date keeps getting older and older.

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wsasser commented about Kimball Theatre on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

opening date is Jan 13, 1933

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wsasser commented about Stockade Auto-Torium on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

June 6, 1941

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wsasser commented about York Theatre on Nov 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Found this on the web:

The York Theater in West Point, Virginia was in operation from the early Fifties to the late Seventies, with occasional “restart” attempts into the Eighties, as near as we can determine. Economics pushed the prior owner of the building, a now-deceased attorney and entrepreneur, to cease theater operations and to “renovate” the auditorium by adding several small offices into the auditorium space. The building has been used since that renovation variously as law offices, a florist, an insurance agency and now that we own it, as the home to Pullen Computing. The building would be incredibly cost-prohibitive to “resurrect” as a full working theater; it has undergone significant structural changes including installation of ground-to-roof pillars to prevent the roof from collapsing.