Guyan Theatre

Main Street,
Logan, WV 25601

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Guyan Theatre exterior

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The Guyan Theatre opened on April 1, 1950. The facade was decorated in two types of marble facing. There was a centrally place vertical name sign and a V shaped marquee. The semi-circular lobby had a cove around the ceiling edges which containted concealed lighting.

Inside the auditorium, seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels. Lavish large murals on the sidewalls were the work of interior decorator Hanns R. Teichert Co., and depicted local Indian lore, industry and the Hatfield-McCoy fued. They were illuminated by fluorescent black light.

The Guyan Theatre was demolished and replaced by a parking garage.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 1, 2010 at 8:46 am

An article abut the Guyan Theatre appeared in the December 2, 1950, issue of Boxoffice. There are several photos. The decoration was by Hanns Teichert Studios. The Art Moderne design was by Alex B. Mahood, a Beaux-Arts-trained architect from Bluefield, West Virginia.

paulnelson
paulnelson on November 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Elegant marble facade and great marquee.

paulnelson
paulnelson on November 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Eleanor Parker was elegant too. Have not seen Caged. Check out Eye of the Cat staring Eleanor. Wow.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Linkrot repair: The article about the Guyan Theatre in Boxoffice of December 2, 1950, is now at this link.

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