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jeffconn commented about Roseland Theatre on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:51 am

Still open and showing first-run movies with the occasional foreign/art film. One of only two theatres on Virginia’s eastern shore that still show first-run films.

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jeffconn commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:40 am

The Palace is mostly a community center with live concerts and plays, but still shows the occasional classic movie. The Palace has a balcony that is divided, as the projection booth is the middle of the balcony. Each side balcony seats approximately 30 people.

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jeffconn commented about Scarrette's Plaza Cinemas on Dec 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm

New website: http://www.scarrettesplazacinema.com/

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jeffconn commented about Island Roxy Theatre on Dec 1, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Official website: http://www.islandtheatres.com/ Still showing first-run movies.

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jeffconn commented about Pearis Theater on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Reopened as a community center. http://www.pearistheater.com/

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jeffconn commented about Granada Theatre on Sep 14, 2014 at 9:48 pm

The BPS has reopened the Granada as a community center. The Granada has hosted concerts and Bingo in its latest revival. http://www.bluefieldpreservationsociety.com/

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jeffconn commented about Hillside Cinema on May 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Official website for the Hillside: http://hillsidecinema.com/

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jeffconn commented about York River Crossing Cinema on May 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Official website for the YRCC: http://www.yrccinemas.com/ Website includes interior and exterior pictures.

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jeffconn commented about Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center IMAX Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Chuck, the VAMS theater is inside the museum, so it was never a seperate commercial theater, although it does show the latest IMAX movies.

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jeffconn commented about Nauticus Theater on Jul 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Chuck, no. Only movies related to the museum.

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jeffconn commented about Towers Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm

This theater was actually called the Towers Theatre, as it was located next to Towers Mall in Roanoke. It has been demolished, and a newer shopping center was put in its place.

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jeffconn commented about Gator Theater on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

Gator is part of JEB Little Creek Naval Base. There is no Google Street view of anything on the base.

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jeffconn commented about Radford Theatre on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

Address given is miles off. Real street address is 1043 E. Main Street.

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jeffconn commented about Surfside Cinema on Jun 18, 2011 at 12:11 am

The Surfside was set off Highway 90 a bit, and the location isn’t quite close to anything. A few years ago, there was a sign on the site announcing a new high-end condo development. But the economy may have killed that project, and may have delayed the demolition of the Surfside.

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jeffconn commented about Little Creek 99 Cents Cinemas on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm

The multiplex was part of the Little Creek East Shopping Center. It has been chopped up and new stores have taken over its place.

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jeffconn commented about Riverview Theatre on Mar 4, 2009 at 9:02 am

Spotted a sign posted on the Riverview today:

“AVAILABLE
ALL BROKERS PROTECTED
630-2342 773-2338”

That’s area code 757, by the way.

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jeffconn commented about Rosna Theatre on Mar 4, 2009 at 8:46 am

The ROSNA is for sale. A cloth sign is draped over the marquee saying:

“AVAILABLE
TO BE RENOVATED
700 SEAT HISTORIC THEATER
630-2342 773-2338
ALL BROKERS PROTECTED”

That’s area code 757 if anyone is interested. One of the storefronts in the building is occupied by a restaurant.

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jeffconn commented about Ritz Theatre-Cinema & Performing Arts on Jan 30, 2009 at 10:39 am

The Ritz has a website now.
http://www.ritzwv.com/
The Ritz is a community center and shows older movies. $1 to attend.

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jeffconn commented about Silver Screen Theatre on Jun 2, 2008 at 3:32 pm

The Silver Screen is gone for good. Edgewater Village shopping plaza now has a buffet restaurant in the Silver Screen’s former location.

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jeffconn commented about Idle Hour Theatre on May 8, 2008 at 6:31 am

Current website for the Idle Hour (link needs to be updated):
http://www.idlehourtheatre.net/

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jeffconn commented about Ashland Theatre on Dec 9, 2007 at 4:41 pm

More info and photos of the Ashland here:
http://www.hanoverhumanesociety.org/theater.htm
The theater is “currently CLOSED due to repairs.”

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jeffconn commented about Ritz Theatre-Cinema & Performing Arts on Aug 31, 2007 at 3:24 pm

Myspace page for the Ritz:
http://www.myspace.com/ritztheatre
The Ritz seats 280 on the floor and 40 in the balcony.

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jeffconn commented about Old Town Theater on Feb 7, 2005 at 8:41 am

According to the website, the Old Town is showing movies again.

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jeffconn commented about Lincoln Theatre on Feb 7, 2005 at 8:37 am

The Lincoln has an official website. http://www.the-lincoln-theatre.org/

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jeffconn commented about Granby Theater on Feb 7, 2005 at 8:32 am

The Premiere is still not open. Owner is apparently finding new expensive problems with this old theatre. My impression is he is doggedly persistent, and will stick with it until all the repair work is complete.