Cinema Theatre

1021 4th Avenue,
Huntington, WV 25701

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Cinema Theatre

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The Cinema, located a block away from the Keith-Albee, was originally known as the Orpheum Theatre.

It was a thriving 4-plex located in downtown Huntington for many years. Closed on November 3, 2011.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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William
William on December 7, 2003 at 2:02 am

When this theatre was known as the Orpheum Theatre it seated 1346 people. And it is located at 1021 4th Avenue.

mindflux
mindflux on January 21, 2006 at 1:56 am

With the closing of the Keith Albee (Jan 22) and Camelot (Jan 5), the youngest of the three Cinema Treasures in Huntington will be the only remaining active movie house . The Greater Huntington Theater Corporation has stated that they will announce Cinema’s future in three to four weeks. However when Pullman was announced , the GHTC stated that Cinema would remain as a second-run theater. I suppose in a few weeks we will know if that is still the plan.

mindflux
mindflux on January 23, 2006 at 4:31 am

Here is a website with a photo of the Orpheum Theater in the 1937 flood (now where the Cinema Theater is located)
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rachelh
rachelh on February 16, 2007 at 9:45 pm

The Cinema is currently operating as a discount second-run theater. It seems to be doing well.

GregPauley
GregPauley on August 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm

The architect firm for the Orpheum was Ritter-Vickers and the architect was Verus T. Ritter of Huntington WV. The plans we have are dated with 3 different dates in 1915. I guess they were done in stages.

GregPauley
GregPauley on August 7, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Just posted photos of the Orpheum/Cinema we have in our files.

http://www.ourshowtimes.com/orpheum_pics.html

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 8, 2010 at 3:33 am

“THE KARATE KID” for a Midnight show.A kid movie for grown-ups,which in my experience with Midnight movies,never in a million years would I book such a picture.Maybe folks up there don’t want edgeier movies at Midnight Movies.Strange booking.

GregPauley
GregPauley on August 8, 2010 at 5:52 am

I’m confused about the midnight/karate kid thing? Last time I checked we didn’t do midnight movies!

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 6, 2011 at 6:47 am

After running in the red for some time, this theater closed on November 3, 2011: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x541893161/Downtown-Huntington-cinema-closes-doors

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