Turnage Theater

144 W. Main Street,
Washington, NC 27889

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NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on January 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm

According to WNCT-TV9 11PM News (Jan. 16, 2014) the Turnage Theater has reopened as of January 16, 2014.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on November 12, 2013 at 7:25 am

Here’s an update on the Turnage’s rejuvenation: Publicradioeast

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on September 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

According to WNCT-TV9 6PM News (Sep. 6, 2013): The Beaufort County Arts Council will be acquiring the Turnage Theater from Wells Fargo Bank. Plans are to reopen the Turnage in 2014.

tomatkins
tomatkins on March 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

I have just listed the property for sale for Wells Fargo. The price is $750,000. Please contact me for more information. Tom Atkins………

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on November 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

According to WNCT-TV9 11PM news: Wells Fargo Bank has made the highest bid for the Turnage Theater. The City of Washington and any other bidders have ten days to come up with a higher bid. Should Wells Fargo prevail, the Turnage will most likely be gutted and turned into a branch office of the bank.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on November 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

The Turnage Theater is supposed to go on the auction block today; the City of Washington plans to bid on the theater.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on August 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

The Turnage Theater was owned by Stewart & Everett Theatres during the 1970s. S&E built the Washington Square Mall Cinema 1 & 2 (later Cinema Triple, now Cinema 7) as the replacement for the Turnage Theater in 1976. The Turnage may have stayed open until a third screen was added to the Washington Square Mall Cinema.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on December 17, 2011 at 6:58 am

Following its show on December 16, 2011, the Turnage Theater officially closed.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on November 30, 2011 at 2:06 am

On November 29,2011, it was announced that the Turnage Theater will be closing due to financial difficulties.

canibfrankwithyou
canibfrankwithyou on September 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

This theatre was my first out of town emergency service call in the 60’s as I would later go into a lifetime career in projection & sound equipment.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 10, 2010 at 1:15 am

This theater is in danger of closing as its city subsidy is running out: View link

gospellady
gospellady on June 9, 2009 at 11:11 am

Washington has another historical theatre, the DeMill theatre which is around the corner from the Turnage, it is not renovated although several rumors over the years have surfaced. I would love to see it restored. The Demill threatre is on Market Street in Washington, NC.

Patsy
Patsy on February 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Another function of this theater is classic movies.

Patsy
Patsy on February 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Washington NC has about 9,000 residents so not a small town. It is East of Raleigh.

Patsy
Patsy on February 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm

LOL! Sure loved seeing the vintage photo and on the website there is a before and after photo of the decorative brass railing! Amazing and another fine example of what a small town can do if they pull together to bring back a 414 seat theatre rather than demolish it.

Patsy
Patsy on February 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I just found out about this theatre through a magazine entitled Carolina Currents The Boating and Waterfront Magazine. Then I go to see if it is on CT and find that our very own, Lost Memory, has added this one! ;)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 6:47 pm

It fits into the cinema category because it was used as a movie theater before it became a performing arts center.

Pamelalee
Pamelalee on December 12, 2007 at 3:34 pm

The Turnage Theater is a performing arts theater that has not yet shown a single movie. It hardly fits into the cinema category. I stopped by one day when I visited Washington because a friend told me about it and no one there was helpful, two men were arguing and a gray-haired lady was downright rude. Needless to say, I left very disappointed and do not plan on going back. I hope they learn how to treat people.