Virginia Theatre

81 W. Main Street,
Carrollton, OH 44615

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Virginia Theatre

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The Virginia Theatre was located on W. Main Street in the heart of the business district on W. Main Street. It was in operation prior to 1941 and was still in operation during the early-1980’s. The theatre is closed but the building is still there in use as a bar & restaurant.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 23, 2009 at 4:26 pm

The theater name is spelled incorrectly.

Brassman
Brassman on February 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm

The name is correct.Virginia Theatre.Theatre is spelled both ways ending in tre or ter. I and my wife helped operate this theatre in Carrollton,Ohio. From Feb.1959 till Oct.1963. It closed and reopened July of 1964 till July 1965. Was closed about a year and reopened and ran continuous till about 1985. Then closed never to open again. It was owned by William Biggio of Steubenville,Ohio from 1933 til 1963. Thenwas open 1 year owned by H.A.Weals a local Druggist. After it closed it was bought by Henry T. Myers and his two brothers then James Goings of Carrollton bought it . He then closed it after several years and it never reopened. I worked full time for Biggio and Weals. Also worked part time for Myers.It was a beautiful theatre with a balcony and another small one above that. They were not used in later years.I was projectionist and My wife and I cleaned it and did maintenance. We also managed it part time if the manager was away. It now houses the Virginia Lounge bar and resteraunt. I have photos of them tearing down the old marquee. I will try

to post them.

Brassman
Brassman on February 19, 2016 at 2:42 am

I want to say . The Virginia Theatre is on W.Main St. period. 3rd St S.W. is 2 blocks behind the theatre. It was on Main St.only The first theatre in town was the Parke Beatty Theatre. It started in a wooden bldg. next to this one to the west. Moved to this bldg. about 1921.

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