Uptown Theatre

1950 8th Avenue,
Huntington, WV 25701

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Outside of the Margaret/Uptown Theater 2012

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The Margaret Theatre was opened in the 1920’s. By the early-1940’s it had been renamed Uptown Theatre, with seating listed at 500.
The theatre closed in the early-1950’s and has since been used for storage.

Any further information on the Uptown Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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RobertFrench
RobertFrench on July 28, 2010 at 7:44 am

I believe that the information above is partially incorrect. The 1941 Polk Directory lists the Uptown Theatre’s address as 1950 8th Ave. The building is still in existence. The Uptown was probably known as the Margaret Theatre at least from the mid 1920s. The proscenium arch is still in the building. A large decorative “M” is still visible above the arch. The opening is basically the same as the academy ratio of 1:1.33. There is a small stage area. There is a balcony. The building is serving as a warehouse for a discount/used appliance shop. The building appears to be in relatively good shape. As I learn more about the building, I’ll post it.

dragonshop
dragonshop on June 2, 2012 at 4:01 am

Robert, your right I own this piece of history and would love to see what it looked like when it opened. I have maybe 10 movie tickets when it was the Uptown it cost 25 cents to get in. you can reach me at thanks Rosco

RobertFrench
RobertFrench on June 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Thanks much for the tour, Roscoe. I have admired that building from the outside for years. I was mistaken about the large decorative “M” above the proscenium, however, the Adamasque decorations are in evidence. I will add some pictures.

RobertFrench
RobertFrench on June 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Chuck’s comment about the theater being demolished is incorrect. The theater is actually about 8 blocks to the east of the Amtrak station.

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