Virginia Theatre

601 1st Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314

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scottedgell on July 25, 2017 at 8:19 am

I used to go to the Virginia when I was a kid as well as many of the other theaters AMC ran, Thanks for the picture. It is the theater just the way I remember it. As far as concerts in its day there were some great ones there, some bigger names then the names you mentioned. But between the Centre and Virginia and the two on King Street, they all were great. I do wish at least one it not more were still standing.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on July 2, 2012 at 5:08 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.

pbgvdad on December 2, 2011 at 12:38 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!!