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The Rim Theater was one of two black theaters in Gloucester County during its day.
Just posted a photo of an ad announcing the opening of the twin.
It opened screens 3 and 4 on May 19, 1990 – ad just posted on photo page
Just posted a photo of the ad announcing the addition of the third theater – June 14, 1991
opened Dec. 9, 1948
see new photo of opening ad on photo page
I just posted a souvenir of this theater dated 1950 celebrating its one year anniversary – making 1949 as the start date, I think
I just posted a photo of the Opening Ad dated Dec 22, 1972
This theater is actually in Hampton. The Newmarket theater across Mercury Blvd is in Newport News.
Just posted the Opening Ad for the theater dated Oct 10, 1975
I just posted a photo of the Opening Ad dated Dec. 22, 1972
I just posted a photo of the Grand Opening Ad dated July 23, 1952
I just posted a photo of the Opening Ad dated June 25, 1947
I just posted a photo of the Opening Ad for the Sidney Lust Drive In Theater dated April 15, 1949
I just posted a photo of the Grand Opening ad dated July 1, 1965
I just added a photo of the Grand Opening Ad
I just added a photo of the Grand Opening Ad – Dec 24, 1973
This theater opened Nov 18, 1994 per ad in Daily Press, Newport News, Va. See new photo posted for ad.
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.
This was the last ad – March 1989
I just posted a 1941 ad for the York. The opening date keeps getting older and older.
opening date is Jan 13, 1933
June 6, 1941
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.
I just added an Ad dated March 24, 1949 of the York Theater. The first ad that I found in the local newspaper. The above ad might have been a reopening with new ownership – not sure.
The Edge Hill opened in November 1931 and closed in May of 1956. Another theater, the Hillside Cinema , was built on property next to the Edge Hill vacant property in 1979 and is open to this day.