Boulevard Theatre

7720 Hampton Boulevard,
Norfolk, VA 23505

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opticalguy
opticalguy on January 5, 2015 at 9:25 am

Any photos of this theater? I only remember seeing the re-issue of the Columbia serial THE BATMAN (they were cashing-in on the popularity of the TV show in the 1960s) and of seeing DEEP THROAT (upon my 18th birthday in 1972 … it was my first porno film) there. I’m sure I’ve forgotten much more entertaining fare there but memory is sometimes sketchy.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

7720 Hampton Boulevard is now a Blockbuster Video store. I don’t know if it is the same building that housed the theater or not. As a post-war theater, it could have been built back from the street as part of a small shopping center, which is what the current building is.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

The ad reads Sewells Point Road, which is now Little Creek Road.

Owners:

1945 Hofheimer Circuit. 1950-1961 Weinberg’s Virginia Theaters. 1964 Weinberg’s Virginia Theaters & Rome Theatres, Inc. 1967.Hofheimer Theatres of Norfolk, Virginia, R. P. Lewis, General Manager, they had 5 theatres in Virginia & Rome Theatres. 1969-1975 Rome Theatres of Balitomore, Maryland, H. Paul Rome, President, they had 11 theatres in Maryland & Virginia.

I saw “THE MUSIC MAN” here and went back in about 1990 and without an address I think I went into the building and at that time it was a Drug Store.

CT could use photos, past and present. inside and out, and more info.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

JGKlein
JGKlein on April 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I believe the Boulevard Theatre operated later than 1975. I remember when I was in college in 1978, it was showing adult films. I remember the titles on the marquee, because a group of us drove past it and laughed at the titles – “Hot Date” and “Lively Lover”.