New Imperial Theatre

N. Boundary Street & Prince George Street,
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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New Imperial Theatre

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Located on the north-west corner of N. Boundary Street and Prince George Street. This is the second Imperial Theatre to operate in the town, the other being located on Duke of Gloucester Street which closed in early-1932. This New Imperial Theatre was opened on March 4, 1932, but closed in March 1934.

It was converted into offices and apartments.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

One of the photos in the archives is dated 1928.

It would be helpful if CT had an exact address, more photos, both inside and out, and more info.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

wsasser
wsasser on September 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

The only theater in Colonial Williamsburg is the Kimball that use to be the Williamsburg Theater. There is no Imperial presently in Williamsburg.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

This Google Books photo shows the former theater building.

wsasser
wsasser on February 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm

This movie closed in 1934 and the building was converted into offices and apartments. That is what it is today. It is a couple blocks off Duke of Gloucester Street. The New Imperial was built in 1932 as a result of being forced to move due to restoration in Colonial Williamsburg. It closed in 1934 because the area was unable to sustain two theaters – with the other theater being the Williamsburg Theater in the restored area. When it closed, it was converted into stores on the ground floor and offices, apartments and suites in the upstairs.

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