Court Theatre

1200 Chapline Street,
Wheeling, WV 26003

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Opened in 1901 as a legitimate theatre, the Court Theatre, was located in the Board of Trade Building. The theatre was designed by architect Edward Bates Franzheim, a Wheeling native. By the late-1930’s, the Court Theatre was converted into a movie house. It operated at least into the early-1950’s. Any additional information on the Court would be appreciated.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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LuisV
LuisV on December 14, 2008 at 8:19 am

What a beautiful photo of the lobby! I wonder what its current condition is.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm

This was the Court Theater in 1981.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on May 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Here is my picture from April 2011.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

Error in the architect field: There should be no “s” in the architect’s first name. It’s Edward Bates Franzheim.

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