Tally Ho Theatre

19 W. Market Street,
Leesburg, VA 20176

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Tally Ho© Leesburg VA / Don Lewis

The Tally Ho Theatre was built in 1931 in Leesburg, VA. — in the heart of "hunt country". It was originally built as a single screen seating 500, and later split.

The theater was closed in 2000 when Regal Cinemas lost their lease.

After renovation, the theater reopened in May, 2002 as a twin movie house (the auditorium having been split down the middle) for mainstream and arthouse movies. In December, 2007 the theaters operators departed. In January, 2008, new operators took-over, planning new movies, cult classics, and improvisational comedy. The Tally Ho Theatre was closed in September 2012. It reopened in January 2013 as a performing arts center. The center dividing wall has been removed to create a single auditorium again. It presents music and live performances.

Contributed by Pat Hoke

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

William on December 6, 2003 at 5:42 pm

When the Tally-Ho Theatre was a single screen theatre it seated 739 people.

laze on February 3, 2013 at 7:28 am

The Tally Ho closed in September 2012. It reopened January 2013 as a performing arts venue – no more movies, sadly.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reported on February 21, 1931, that Benjamin Pitts, operator of theaters at Fredericksburg, Front Royal, Warrenton, Culpeper, Killmarnock, and Suffolk, would build a new theater at Leesburg. The Tally-Ho Theatre later appeared on lists of houses operated by Pitts' Theatres as Pitts' Tally-Ho.

DavidZornig on April 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm

1948 photo added courtesy of the Thomas Balch Library.

Soundman176 on May 5, 2019 at 10:02 pm

The Talky Ho no longer has movies. The center wall was removed, now a single auditorium that hosts music and comedy acts.

davidcoppock on May 6, 2019 at 8:54 am

Odd name!! Why the name Tally Ho?

DavidZornig on May 6, 2019 at 9:41 am

In the Overview it states being built “in the heart of "hunt country”.
One of the definitions of Tally Ho is: a huntsman’s cry to the hounds on sighting a fox.


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