Granby Theater

421 Granby Street,
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Granby Theater

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The Granby Theater originally opened around 1915 as a vaudeville theater and later functioned as a movie theater before closing in 1985, and remaining empty for almost two decades.

It has been restored and renovated into a multi-entertainment center, nightclub, and concert hall called Premiere, with the theme of “where theater meets nightclub.”

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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jeffconn
jeffconn on February 7, 2005 at 8:32 am

The Premiere is still not open. Owner is apparently finding new expensive problems with this old theatre. My impression is he is doggedly persistent, and will stick with it until all the repair work is complete.

teecee
teecee on May 5, 2005 at 1:59 pm

View link

Hope this link works.
The theater reopened on 4/28/05 per the Virginian-Pilot.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 4, 2005 at 5:28 am

This is a photo of the Granby Theater before it was restored.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 30, 2005 at 4:18 pm

Here is an April 28, 2005 article with photos of the Granby Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 14, 2007 at 7:14 am

Here is a recent photo of the Granby Theater. 4 Sale

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 8, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Here is a June 2007 article about the possible re-opening of the Granby:
http://hamptonroads.com/node/282101

chaseD
chaseD on September 8, 2008 at 9:43 am

If you haven’t been to a wedding or corporate yet…you’re missing out!

I attended a wedding at Granby Theater last weekend and WOW! This place is breathtaking. I just told my boss to have our next holiday party booked here, Can’t wait!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 18, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Also known as the Granby Mall Cinema as shown in this 1981 photo.

jgenung
jgenung on January 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I ran shows here in 1967-68 as an extra board operator for Local 550, the now long-gone IA operator’s local. Alonzo T. Hughes was the BA then and set all the projectionist calls from the booth office. It was mostly a B run house then with a heavy Navy attendance and had seen better days. Still, the equipment was well-maintained and was an easy booth to work.

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