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 17 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 1, 2007 at 7:35 am

The old link for this theater isn’t working so try this one.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 21, 2007 at 7:28 am

Here is a recent photo of the Wayne Theater.

kateymac01 on July 11, 2007 at 11:38 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2007 at 6:49 pm

This is a more recent photo of the Wayne.

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”?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 23, 2007 at 8:29 am

You are very observant Katie. And your right. The words that were covered over were “Cinemas I-II”. You can also see the R/C Theaters logo to the left of the word Cinemas.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 8, 2007 at 11:26 am

This is a 1978 photo showing the Wayne Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 14, 2007 at 11:07 am

A Link theater organ was installed in the Wayne Theater in 1925.

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.”

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