Alpine Theatre

210 W. Main Street,
Ripley, WV 25271

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on April 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 20, 2009 at 11:32 am

Here are two 1986 photos:



KPKilburn on January 12, 2009 at 6:40 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 27, 2006 at 12:10 pm

Attractions in Ripley West Virginia:

“Holt Rhodes had the Alpine theatre built in 1936 with its first showing on Christmas Day. Tickets were priced at 30 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. The JUR Circuit (Joseph, Urling, & Raad) purchased the theatre in the early 1940’s and was first managed by Ray and Fay Archer. The Alpine Theatre was sold to Johnny and Betty Paul in 1967. The first showing under the new ownership was a double feature, "Reluctant Astronaut” and “Fist Full of Dollars.” Tickets were 75 cents for adults and 45 cents for children. Address is 210 W Main St".