1010 Church Street,
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Attucks Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Lichtman Theatres
Previous Names: Booker-T Theater, Crispus Attucks Cultural Center
The Attucks Theater has been a landmark for the African-American community since it was built in 1919. It is the oldest theater in Virginia built, owned, operated, and maintained entirely by African-Americans. Originally seating was provided for 835. In 1925 a Robert-Morton 2 manual, 3 rank theatre organ was installed.
The City of Norfolk supported a $6 million dollar renovation with the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center, Inc. The Crispus Attucks Cultural Center reopened in 2009, the current seating capacity is 624. It offers a wide range of community and cultural and cultural activities. Other uses include meet, banquet and reception facilities.
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