Grace Street Theater

934 W. Grace Street,
Richmond, VA 23220

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Grace Street Theater

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Opened on October 13, 1935 as the Lee Theater with seating for 588. The Lee Theater was designed by Richmond architect Henry Carl Messerschmidt in an Art Deco style. By 1950, it was operated by Fabian Theaters chain. In 1962 it was renamed the Lee Art Theater which showed adult films. This continued until closing in 1993.

Now operating as the Grace Street Theater, a live performance theater operated by the Virginia Commonwealth University. A detailed history of this theater along with many photos can be found at the link below.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 10, 2007 at 9:49 am

Your “official website” photo comes from the same site as posted above. The Related Websites link IS the VCU Library.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 10, 2007 at 10:09 am

It might be a good time to stop at Starbucks. LOL

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 10, 2007 at 10:11 am

I did that already, but it didn’t work. I guess I have to order the larger size next trip.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 27, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Ads and photos for the Lee Art Theater can be found here.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on July 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Here are some great photos and information on the Lee/Grace Street Theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Thanks Jack for the pictures.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Nice photos of the Lee/GraceStreet Theatre.

cinemascope
cinemascope on January 7, 2014 at 10:36 am

Jeff, as the advertising director for Neighborhood Theatres from 1975 to 1996 (as well as a promoter of many midnight movies), I enjoyed your post tremendously. Always glad to know someone notices all the little nuances that went into title logos, sig cuts, etc.

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