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1978 clipping of newspaper ads for the Byrd and other Richmond-area Neighborhood Theatres:
1978 clipping of newspaper ads for the Capitol and other Richmond-area Neighborhood Theatres:
1978 clipping of newspaper ads for Towne and other Richmond-area Neighborhood Theatres:
1978 clipping of newspaper ads for State and other Richmond-area Neighborhood Theatres:
stray 1978 clipping of newspaper ads for Colonial and other Richmond area Neighborhood Theatres:
This Sickmalls blog entry has a picture of the Cinemas 3 & 4 concession stand:
Blog post of pics from May 2007:
Evidently the theater went thru a minor facelift after 2003.
Thanks for adding the Smithfield Theatre and posting the picture.
If I recall correctly, this was one of the first movie theatres my mom went to. I think she saw the movie Kentucky (starring Loretta Young) there.
I may be mistaken but recall seeing a live concert here in the mid 1980s. Gang of Four headlined with R.E.M. opening.
Glitch alert: for some reason the address for the Newmarket Cinemas is not what I entered.
The correct street address is 688 79th St. Newport News VA for the older Cinemas 1 & 2 building.
The Cinemas 3 & 4 address is 682 79th St. Newport News VA.
Possibly these freestanding cinemas behind the Newmarket Square shopping center have been confused with the mall cineplex that used to exist inside what was Newmarket North Mall.
Um, also my info is hardly complete or error-proof. Please submit anything you know about the Newmarket Cinemas (the one behind the old Newmarket Shopping Center, not the cineplex in the Newmarket North Mall).
Also, more subjective, “I saw this movie here” stories are welcome.
To start the ball rolling:
If I recall correctly, it was here that I saw The Man Who Would Be King (starring Sean Connery and Micheal Caine) on my 13th birthday.
In lieu of posting photos on Cinema Treasures, here’s a blog entry with pictures I took in 2000:
While I know I’ve likely seen more than a couple movies here, I remember seeing Star Wars here with some friends.
I was clueless, along for the fun of it, with a friend’s parents driving us. So I just walked into the Village not knowing what was playing or that it was this big blockbuster movie. Cool surprise …
Pretty sure I saw Escape of the Planet of the Apes here.
Not a big Spielberg fan, I do remember seeing long lines here waiting to see Jaws.
Cool little theatre. Saw The Mask here when passing thru in the early 1990s.
Saw some super scary thiller or horror pic there as a kid. I otherwise remember riding by the mansion facade on US-460.
I only went to the Chadwick Theatre twice, once to see Hotel and another time to see Gunn (a movie spinoff of the Peter Gunn series). I was just a little kid and not even in school yet. Sorry to say, I can remember the movies but not the Chadwick Theatre itself.
Maybe if my elder siblings or anyone else has any recollections, I can pass them on.