125 E. Beverly Street,
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Opened in 1913 as the New Theatre by local architectural firm T. J. Collins and Sons, this gem is located at the intersection of Beverley and Market Streets in downtown Staunton.
The theater’s exterior features dramatic arches (inlaid with terra cotta tiles), false windows (also decorated with terra cotta tiles), and, above the arches, four laughing theatrical faces. After a fire in 1936 destroyed the original interior, it was rebuilt in Art Moderne style by John Eberson.
The Dixie Theater’s old vertical marquee is gone and the theater has been split into four small auditoriums, but its exterior still retains much of this old theater’s charm.
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