Wayne Cinemas I & II

521 W. Main Street,
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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thom5340 on September 5, 2015 at 6:33 pm

I FINALLY got a reply from The Wayne Theatre Alliance.

I offered them a FREE restored Theatre Pipe Organ to replace the original for the restoration project from a local donor and they did not respond. After several attempts, they finally replied and then refused the donation, but wanted the information regarding the size and space requirements as well as all the research I had gathered on the original Link Pipe Organ.

The Donor was rather upset since they didn’t reply to any of the emails or telephone calls. I would think a restoration of a silent movie theatre would include a Theatre Pipe Organ!

thom5340 on August 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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


bicyclereporter on December 24, 2012 at 3:20 am

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

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Mike Rogers on August 3, 2011 at 2:26 am

Nice looking theatre,thanks chuck.

kateymac01 on July 23, 2007 at 7:07 am

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

kateymac01 on July 12, 2007 at 7:38 am

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

kencmcintyre on September 9, 2006 at 11:00 pm

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

wurlitzerorgan on February 23, 2006 at 9:20 pm

The organ burned up in a fire many years ago.

Patsy on October 30, 2005 at 1:16 am

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

Patsy on December 20, 2004 at 4:06 am

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