Cinema Theatre

1021 4th Avenue,
Huntington, WV 25701

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Cinema Theatre

Located a block away from the Keith-Albee Theatre, the Orpheum Theatre was opened March 15, 1916. It was later renamed Cinema Theatre and 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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mindflux on January 22, 2006 at 8:31 pm

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 on February 16, 2007 at 1:45 pm

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

GregPauley on August 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

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 on August 7, 2010 at 11:40 am

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm

“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 on August 7, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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

CSWalczak on November 5, 2011 at 11:47 pm

After running in the red for some time, this theater closed on November 3, 2011:

tntim on November 6, 2015 at 9:47 pm

According to “Motion Picture World”, the opening date for the Orpheum was March 15, 1916.

TheDaveyBoyShow on November 12, 2017 at 6:44 am

I very much miss this theater.

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