Virginia Theatre

601 First Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on July 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Thanks Tinseltoes for the photo link to the auditorium which looks just as I remembered. While staying with friends in 1974 in the apartments just around the corner from the theatre I saw two films here: “The Paper Chase” and “The Heartbreak Kid.” The Virginia had a wide spacious and comfortable auditorium. Sad to hear it was demolished.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

The auditorium was featured in this 1949 trade ad: boxofficemagazine

pbgvdad
pbgvdad on December 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm

If this was the same wonderful venue I think it was, my wife, friends, and I went to many fantastic rock concerts there in the 1970s, including Roy Buchanan, Nils Lofgren, Hot Tuna, etc. Very informal setting. I particularly remember one amazing concert where Hot Tuna played until nearly dawn. Around 1 am Jorma Kaukonen announced that they would take a short break, then play everything they knew in the key of “E”! GREAT memories!!