Pictureland Theatre

10 E. Main Street,
Glenville, WV 26351

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Pictureland Theatre

The Pictureland Theatre opened in 1931. Seating was listed at 305. The Pictureland outlasted the much larger Lyric Theatre by two years closing in 1958. Today is houses a Moose Lodge.

Any additional information on the Pictureland would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 11, 2018 at 8:48 pm

An ad for the Pictureland Theatre appears in the November 7, 1924, issue of a publication called The Tower. The 1926 edition of Glenville State Normal School’s student annual, “The Kanewhachen,” makes reference to a showingof “The Ten Commandments” at the Pictureland Theatre on October 5, 1925.

The Pictureland Theatre is listed in the 1926 FDY, though with only 100 seats, so the house was probably either expanded or moved to a new location later. I did find this web page with the line: “Finally, Thelma told me she and Newsom were able to get an apartment over the new Pictureland Theatre owned by Judge Marsh in 1929.” The wording suggests a new location more than an expansion.

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