Alpine Theatre

210 W. Main Street,
Ripley, WV 25271

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kpkilburn2 on November 9, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Yes, Chris1982, that is correct—the reopening of both the Alpine and the Mountaineer Cinemas was in 1987. I’m aware that it was opened way prior to that.

Chris1982 on December 27, 2015 at 8:45 pm

KPKilburn in his above comment said the Alpine Theatre opened in 1987 and then he says it closed in 1987. The Mountaineer Theatre opened in 1987. The Alpine Theatre opened in 1941 as Brian Kreft claims. The photo that robboehm posted in the photo section is of the Alpine Theatre and what it originally looked like.

robboehm on June 4, 2015 at 9:15 am

I uploaded what I believe to be an early picture of the Alpine which I found on a West Virginia website. Site said it was in Hampshire County. However no Alpines in any of the cities or towns in Hampshire.

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Life's Too Short on April 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I applaud them for restoring the theatre. But the green paint and awnings make it look like an Italian restaurant.

KPKilburn on January 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

The Alpine was opened in 1987, contrary to the Mainstreet Ripley website and information above. I ran the projectors there during the summer and on the weekends until it was closed in late 1987.