Bolling Theatre

Main Avenue SW,
Norton, VA 24273

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The Bolling Theatre was opened in January 1933.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on August 31, 2006 at 5:08 pm

Here is a photo, probably from the 1940s:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Here is an item from the January 24, 1933, issue of The Film Daily:

“Asheville, N. C— William A. Byers, manager of the Plaza, has resigned to assume management of the new $85,000 Bolling theater in Norton, Va. Byers is part owner of the Boiling and of one other house in Bolling, both controlled by the Boiling Theater Corp.”
The Bolling Theatre most likely opened right around the time the item was published. The line “…other house in Bolling….” was obviously meant to read “other house in Norton.” This was probably the Norton Theatre, which the January 17, 1941, issue of the Daily reported had burned on Christmas Eve, 1940, and was to be rebuilt. In 1920 Norton had a house called the Strand.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

An article about George Bolling, Sr. in the October 13, 2017, issue of The Coalfield Progress says that his father, R. H. Bolling, built four theaters in the region. Another of these was the Coeburn Theatre, opened in 1947 at Coeburn, Virginia.

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