Wythe Cinema

2221 Kecoughtan Road,
Wythe,
Hampton, VA 23661

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wsasser
wsasser on January 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Per local newspaper ads, the Wythe operated from 1939 to 1981

wsasser
wsasser on August 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm

The Wythe Statement of Policy as noted in the Oct 4, 1939 ad

The Wythe is operated by the owners of the Palace Theatre….100% local. The same high-calibre pictures the Palace brought to the Peninsula will be shown here. First-run for the first time on the lower Peninsula. We bid you welcome. Leonard & Julian Gordon

Complete air conditioning – lots of Parking space – Ultra-Comfortable Seats

The Peninsula’s Smartest, Most Modern Theater

wsasser
wsasser on August 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

When the Wythe opened, prices were as follows:

Afternoons: .25
Evenings: .35
Children – any time: .10

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 12, 2012 at 4:47 am

PLEASE CHANGE NAME TO:

WYTHE CINEMA (THAT WAS ITS NAME BY 1967)

PREVIOUS NAME:

WYTHE THEATRE

PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY:

GORDON ENTERPRISES

MARTIN THEATRES

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

The caption of the fourth thumbnail photo on this web page (click the “-Businesses-” link) says that the Wythe Theatre opened on October 6, 1939.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

This house was a very early shopping center theater. Groceteria.com member carolinatraveler posted this entry on one of the site’s message boards with the following information:

“…the developers of Wythe Shopping Center…opened their center in, as best as I can determine, early 1938. It opened with the Wythe Pharmacy, Wythe Theater, a beauty shop, Fields 5 & 10, and several other small stores….”

wsasser
wsasser on April 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

Check this link for a photo of the Wythe Theater

http://americanclassicimages.com/Default.aspx?tabid=141&txtSearch=CATAdvancedSearch1%2c-1%2c3%2c1242&catpagesize=25&ProductID=34807