Wayne Theatre

521 W. Main Street,
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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rivest266 on June 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm

This has been reopened according to its official website at http://waynetheatre.org/. Movies are shown during the summer.

rivest266 on June 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

This opened on November 21st, 1980 as a twin cinema. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

thom5340 on September 5, 2015 at 10:33 am

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 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


bicyclereporter on December 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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

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

Nice looking theatre,thanks chuck.

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”?

kateymac01 on July 11, 2007 at 11:38 pm

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

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:

wurlitzerorgan on February 23, 2006 at 1:20 pm

The organ burned up in a fire many years ago.

Patsy on October 29, 2005 at 6:16 pm

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

Patsy on December 19, 2004 at 8:06 pm

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