Midelburg Theatre

Stratton Street,
Logan, WV 25601

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Midelburg Theater

Located in the Midelburg Building, the Midelburg Theatre was operating prior to 1925 and was operated by F. Midelburg. It continued operating until at least 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 9, 2012 at 6:30 am

A Wurlitzer organ, opus 995, was shipped to the Midelburg Theater on April 2, 1925.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Here is a more recent photo of the former Midelburg Theatre. A comment says that the theater was converted into a department store, but doesn’t say when. (A snippet view of the 1964 Motion Picture Almanac lists the Capitol, Logan and Midelburg Theatres at Logan, but I don’t know if all three were still open at that time.) At the time the Flickr comment was made (41 months ago) the building was vacant.

The obituary of Ferdinand Midelburg in the June 17, 1950, issue of The Billboard described him as the “…owner of a chain of Kentucky and West Virginia theatres, with headquarters in Logan, West Va….”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Here is an item from the March 2, 1918, issue of the trade journal Motography:

“Architects C. C. and E. A. Weber, Citizens' Building, Cincinnati, O., have prepared plans for the construction of a $35,000 theater three stories in height for Frank Middleburg of Logan.”
Despite the misspelling of Mr. Midelburg’s name, the item must be about this theater.

carolynkarnes
carolynkarnes on June 15, 2013 at 7:09 am

I was born in 1947 in Logan and left for college in 1965. The Midelburg closed some time in the late 50’s, if I recall correctly. I know that by the time I was in high school, the building was occupied by the Super S discount department store that was owned by the Sayer family. I believe the Midelburg usually showed B-movie double features, probably film noir, which I wasn’t interested in as a teen. Now, if I could only go back in time, I would be there at every available opportunity!

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