Virginia Theatre

81 W. Main Street,
Carrollton, OH 44615

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Brassman on February 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm

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.

Brassman on February 18, 2016 at 11:39 am

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.

kencmcintyre on April 23, 2009 at 8:26 am

The theater name is spelled incorrectly.