Metropolitan Theatre

369 High Street,
Morgantown, WV 26505

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The Metropolitan Theatre originally opened in 1924 with 1,300 seats. It is currently open after extensive renovations. In now has a state of the art sound and lighting system and a small portable screen for movies. We are slower in the summer due to lack of funds to purchase a chiller for the air conditioning system. Please check the Met Theatre website or BOPARC.org for schedules of events. We continue to seek donations and grant monies to complete the theatre’s complete restoration.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 28, 2006 at 10:45 pm

Seating from the Metropolitan Theater website which is here.

Orchestra 487
Balcony 280
Upper Balcony 110
Box seat capacity 38
Wheelchair spaces 12
Total Capacity 927

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 29, 2006 at 2:41 pm

This is a recent photo of the Metropolitan Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 30, 2006 at 12:15 am

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1984

Metropolitan Theatre (added 1984 – Building – #84003631)
371 S. High St., Morgantown
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Bates,C. W.
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 27, 2007 at 12:32 am

Here is a 2007 view of the Metropolitan Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2007 at 7:53 pm

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 931 style F was installed in the Metropolitan Theater on 10/27/1924.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 21, 2009 at 2:31 am

Here are two 1984 photos:

Photo1

Photo2

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 18, 2009 at 5:31 pm

The Metropolitan website link above no longer works. Try this link.

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