Towne Cinema

105 N. Kanawha Street,
Beckley, WV 25801

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Towne Cinema

The Palace Theatre was opened on December 31, 1923 and operated as a movie theatre. In the 1960’s, it became the Palace Playhouse, and presented live theatre

It was remodeled and reopened as the Towne Cinema on August 10, 1973. It was closed in 1986.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Looks more like a Dairy Queen.

tragiclaura on November 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I saw movies here all the time when I was a kid. It was close to the Beckley Junior High School down the street (now closed and turned into something else). We used to walk here after school and see movies. I remember vividly seeing GREASE, which always had lines around the block, the FRIDAY THE 13th movies, PSYCHO II, etc. It was always busy back then. I remember the wallpaper, which was never changed, which was drawings of various early movie stars like Theda Bara and Rudolph Valentino. Many memories.

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