Langley Theatre

40 E. Queens Way,
Hampton, VA 23669

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

This ad, headed “WANTED, HIGH-CLASS MUSICAL COMEDIES” appeared in the January 24, 1920, issue of The Billboard:

“20 to 35 people that can give two-hour Show; also Dramatic and Vaudeville Companies. Percentage or salary. One to two weeks' stand. If you have the company I have the house. Let’s get together. Traveling independent companies of all kinds, let me hear from you, especially big Musical Comedies.

“GEO. C. BACKUS, Scott’s Theater, … HAMPTON, VA”

I don’t know if Scott’s Theatre succeeded in attracting high-class musical comedies in 1920, but in 1927 the Hampton High School yearbook reported that “Scott’s Theatre was almost completely filled” for the April 22 performance of the school’s Senior Class play.

This web page has a colorized postcard of the Scott Theatre (click third thumbnail in the bottom row.)

wsasser on September 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

The Scott opened at this location on Aug 25, 1919 and closed on March 12, 1932.

The Langley opened on April 18, 1932 and closed on Aug 19, 1967.

The Scott and the Langley looked very differently. A local old timer told me that the Scott front was remodeled but most of the building retained when it became the Langley.

The building has since been demolished.

wsasser on August 24, 2012 at 6:09 am

The last movie to play at the Langley was The Alamo

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 24, 2012 at 1:53 am




spectrum on October 18, 2007 at 5:57 pm

Accoding to the 1936 AFY Yearbook, the Langley at that time seated 850.