Gate City Theatre

113 E. Jackson Street,
Gate City, VA 24251

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Gate City Theatre...Gate City Virginia

The old Gate City Theatre was opened in 1947, and was the ‘in’ place during the 1950’s and into the 1960’s with a large selection of westerns, family pictures and always those adventure film for children on Saturdays.

Operated by Query Enterprises out of Marion, Virginia this chain mainly ran small town movie houses in eight Virginia towns.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm

hopefully,someone can help on the seats.a friend said it held about 600 people or 631,some odd number.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm




No MAIN STREET is in GATE CITY so Google Maps is going to WEBER CITY instead of GATE CITY and you need the corect ZIP CODE for GATE CITY.

I found 486 SEATS?


Davis-Urling-Murphy Circuit?

1955-1961 Query Enterprises, Inc.

Could use an address, more info and photos!

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm

If it’s in Gate City, then the likely place is on W. Jackson St. I found a coupe of places that looked they could have been theaters.

Dudetheclown on April 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm

There were 3 theaters in Gate City, all 3 were on the lower side of the street on Jackson Street. One was near the Virginia National Bank it was in the old Western Auto Store building. Anyone that remembers the Old Western Auto building should remember the floor was still sloped. One of the theaters was beside of Quillens Hardware, it burned down in the early 60’s. Between where DR. Griggs office was and where the old power company office was is the location of another theatre, you can’t really tell it was a theater from the outside but the inside was still intact and filled with antiques.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 7, 2013 at 4:37 am

Gate City did something with its numbering system, and the old Gate City Theatre building now has a different address. As near as I can tell, it is 271 W. Jackson Street. Google Maps misplaces all the addresses on Jackson Street, so here is a link to the correct location at Bing Maps.

The three story building which fronted the Scott Theatre, seen down the block in Don’s photo, is still standing, too. Its location can be fetched at Bing Maps using the address 245 W. Jackson Street. I don’t think the Scott’s auditorium is still intact, though. In Google’s satellite view, it looks like the roof of most of the auditorium section has been removed, though the walls are still there.

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