Ginter Theater

4011 MacArthur Avenue,
Richmond, VA 23227

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The Ginter Theater opened November 1, 1937 across the street from the Bellevue Theater in what was then a surburb of Richmond. It had a short life as a movie house because the firm that owned the Bellevue Theater purchased the Ginter Theater and closed it in 1939. The last show advertized at the Ginter Theater was “Suez” on January 3, 1939.

The building was used as a skating rink in the early 1960’s and was torn down sometime after that.

Contributed by Jack Huber

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

The Ginter was designed by Richmond architect Fred Bishop, according to Boxoffice Magazine, September 11, 1937.

byrdone
byrdone on November 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm

What is the point in this photograph of a former 7-11 store front now occupied by another business? It is at least 3 times removed from the Ginter Theatre.

jhuber1111
jhuber1111 on September 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I’m not sure how the photo got there. In the background is the Wine shop at 4009 MacArthur Ave. According to “Celebrate Richmond Theater” by Kathrine Fuller-Seeley, the Ginter was at 4011 Rappahannock (now MacArthur) Ave.

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