Granada Theater

537 Commerce Street,
Bluefield, WV 24701

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Granada Theater

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The Granada Theater dates back to at least 1927 when a Wurlitzer theater organ was installed. A 1932 City Directory gives an address range of 537-543 Commerce Street for the Granada Theatre.

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Erasmusinwv2 on July 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Is this theater still around? I am in the process of buying and rehabbing the Philippi Grand and if it proves profitable I want to work on reopening other theaters in WV, KY, OH, PA, MD, and VA. There are so many wonderful old theaters with more character than any modern cookie cutter places.

Patsy on July 5, 2012 at 5:55 am

The Wurlitzer factory was in North Tonawanda NY (suburb of Buffalo).

RobertFrench on June 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm

To all, the Granada Theater in Bluefield is coming back to life. The theater was bought by the Bluefield Development Authority and will be operated by the Bluefield Preservation Society. It did have a small life as a night club, but the BPS is working hard to begin restoration of the theater later on this year into both a performing arts center and cinema. I’m looking forward to seeing the reinstallation of the Wurlitzer Style EX, Opus 1790, in the next year or so.

RobertFrench on June 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

In its life as a night club, the interior was painted and the floor leveled; however, all of that can be reversed and I’m hopeful that it will come back to life as a theater…..HOORAY! for the few dedicated members of the Bluefield Preservation Society.

JHHurley on October 2, 2013 at 6:02 am

Bluefield Preservation Society needs photographs (exterior and interior) of the Granada Theater(pre-night club) for our architect. Can you help us get the word out? Thank you!

Patsy on October 2, 2013 at 6:16 am

Nice to learn through a few recent posts that this theatre may be returned to its former life as a theatre and not a night club. Sorry to learn that the floor was leveled though. Is there anyone who could give me a tour as I and my husband will be passing through the Bluefield area on November 10 of this year?

jeffconn on September 14, 2014 at 6:48 pm

The BPS has reopened the Granada as a community center. The Granada has hosted concerts and Bingo in its latest revival.

JHHurley on June 26, 2015 at 6:12 am

The original 1927 Wurlitzer theater organ has been returned to the Granada by a generous donor! We are so excited! For more details see:

Patsy on June 26, 2015 at 9:47 am

Great organ news!

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