Richmond Community Theatre

111 E. Washington Street,
Rockingham, NC 28379

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The Richmond Theatre was opened in 1930 under the Wilby-Kincey Theatre Corporation. It was at that time the only indoor movie theatre in town until it closed in 1964.

In 1964, it was renamed Strand Theatre, and remained that way until closing in 1975, when it was acquired during the late-1960’s by Charlotte based Eastern Federal (who also owned and operated the Richmond Plaza Cinema off Highway 74).

The establishment is still in operation as the Richmond Community Center.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Raymond

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raysson on March 9, 2010 at 10:11 am

It was formerly The Richmond Theatre which opened in 1930 with a seating capacity of 700 that was operated by Wilby-Kincey Theatres.
The Richmond was in business from 1930 until 1964. In 1964,the management changed the name to the Strand Theatre,which was still a 700 seat cinema which Wilby-Kincey operated until the late 1960’s when it was acquired by Charlotte based Eastern Federal Corporation.
The Strand closed in 1975. By the late 1990’s,the Strand was saved from destruction and was turned into a performing art house and live theater. Today,it is known as the Richmond Community Theater.

Tinseltoes on August 24, 2012 at 7:16 am

Richmond Theatre described in this 1935 trade article: Boxoffice

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