Wayne Cinemas I & II

521 W. Main Street,
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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Wayne Cinemas I & II

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A 1926 small town theater with orchestra pit and organ. Converted to talking pictures in 1929. Major addition in 1949 to expand seating to 450 and moderized restrooms and concessions.

R/C Theaters divided into two screens in 1980. Closed and given to the City of Waynesboro in 1999. Wayne Theatre Alliance formed and is handling reuse and renovation/restoration.

Contributed by Bill Hausrath

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

Patsy on October 29, 2005 at 6:16 pm

Is this theatre still divided into 2 theatres as written on their website?

wurlitzerorgan on February 23, 2006 at 1:20 pm

The organ burned up in a fire many years ago.

kencmcintyre on September 9, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Here is a 1955 photo. Ronald Reagan didn’t warrant marquee status by that time, apparently:

kateymac01 on July 11, 2007 at 11:38 pm

This theater makes a little cameo in “Evan Almighty.”

kateymac01 on July 22, 2007 at 11:07 pm

Lost Memory: I am looking of that photo of the Wayne and wondering what’s been covered up by boards. Did that say “Cinema”?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Nice looking theatre,thanks chuck.

bicyclereporter on December 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

the marquee was zoomed in on in “Evan Almighty.”

thom5340 on August 1, 2015 at 7:02 am

Great News!! Check out this link regarding the restoration of the Wayne Theatre:http://www.dailyprogress.com/newsvirginian/news/local/waynesboro-theatre-alliance-marks-renovation-milestone-with-topping-ceremony/article_9bad87f2-3714-11e5-9128-e3958bdab49b.htm

I would love to talk to anyone with information regarding the Pipe Organ that was installed there. Records indicate that it was a 1925 Link Pipe Organ.

Please contact me directly at


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