Maysville Opera Theatre

116 W. 2nd Street,
Maysville, KY 41056

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Opened in 1898 on the site of an earlier theatre which had been destroyed by fire. By 1910 the Washington Opera House was screening movies. The Washington Theatre was operated by the Schine Circuit in 1941. It continued as a movie theatre until 1963. In 1968 it became the home to the Maysville Players. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 11, 1975.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

This must be the same theater as the Washington Opera Theatre featured on this web page. The page doesn’t mention anything about it having been a movie theater, but the NRHP nomination form for the Russell Theatre does:

“In 1910, the Washington Opera Theatre opened a ‘first-class moving picture show’ sponsored by William C. Walker. The theater converted into a ‘movie house’ placing less emphasis on theatrical performances. By the late 1920s, only one live performance was featured. The Washington Opera House continued to show movies until 1963, when it was put up for sale.”
The Washington Opera Theatre was built on the site of an earlier theater that burned in 1898. It is located at 116 West Second Street. The Maysville Opera Theatre is now the home of the Maysville Players, who purchased the building in 1968. Here is their (official web site). It now seats about 450. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 9, 2018 at 3:53 pm

The address is 116 W. Second Street.

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