Mercer Theatre

843 Mercer Street,
Princeton, WV 24740

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1959 photo courtesy of the Princeton's Cool Cruisin' Nights, Mercer Street, Princeton WV Facebook page.

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Opened as the Royal Theatre in 1913. It was later renamed Lavon Theatre. The Mercer Theatre was opened around 1938. It operated until at least 1950.

For many years, it has been home to the Jesus Victory Crusade.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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bobbydeerfield
bobbydeerfield on October 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I’m pretty sure that I saw Blazing Saddles at the old Mercer Theater in 1974.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Just added a 1958 photo courtesy of the real cars from the 40’s 50’s and 60’s Facebook page. It appears to have the name Lavon above the marquee.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 17, 2015 at 10:04 pm

1959 photo added courtesy of the Princeton’s Cool Cruisin' Nights, Mercer Street, Princeton WV Facebook page

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on January 17, 2016 at 8:06 am

“Restoring” . AKA Lavon Theatre. Royal Theatre (1913-)

Buddyhurst2017
Buddyhurst2017 on August 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm

It’s sad that they don’t mention Rev Leonard Repass’s tv studio. Leonard was the one who arranged for the theatre to be sold to Fred Furches who was the owner of Jesus victory crusades and who started the soup kitchen. Leonard Repass was also the pastor of the upper room church.. I am in no fussing they it wasn’t mention. Just sad to my heart…

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