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

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Patsy
Patsy on December 19, 2004 at 8:06 pm

Another small town theater with orchestra pit and organ being restored! Music to my ears!

Patsy
Patsy on October 29, 2005 at 6:16 pm

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

wurlitzerorgan
wurlitzerorgan on February 23, 2006 at 1:20 pm

The organ burned up in a fire many years ago.

kencmcintyre
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:
http://tinyurl.com/faobv

kateymac01
kateymac01 on July 11, 2007 at 11:38 pm

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

kateymac01
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
bicyclereporter on December 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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

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