Chatham Theatre

19 Pruden Street,
Chatham, VA 24531

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The Chatham Theatre was located in Chatham, Virginia. The Chatham Theatre was a Commonwealth Theatre Corp. theatre out of Blacksburg, Virginia. R.Floyd Plank was the President and Don Kelsey was Vice-President and Manager.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm

SEATS: 350



Open ~1945-~1955? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 20, 2011 at 6:54 am

Could use more of an address.

More info and photos are always welcome.

24541 on November 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

The old Chatham Theater has not been demolished. It has not been used as theater in over 35 years however. Pittsylvania County owns the building now, but I am not sure how they use it.

24541 on November 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

There is good street view on Googlemaps, but I cannot figure out how to transfer the photo here. It is located not on Main St., but Chatham Hall Circle about one block off Main St. It is easy to identify as an old theater. From overhead it is easy to spot as well, since it is a quonset hut, still painted green. The front is white stucco.

wsasser on April 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Found this on a Chatham Town Website. The Chatham Theater, as pictured, was not on Main Street, it was on a side street. I went there in the 1960’s once or twice.

19 Pruden Street (9/2006). The old Chatham Theatre, built during the 1940’s as a massive Quonset structure, is currently used by the Pittsylvania County government.

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