Moton Theatre

2101 Jefferson Avenue,
Newport News, VA 23607

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Functions: Community Center

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Moton Theatre

The Moton Theatre was open in the early-1940’s and operated thru to 1969. The theatre was located on the corner of 21st Street and Jefferson Avenue. Seating was listed at 557.

Since the theatre closed as a motion picture venue it has been converted to a Community Center.

Contributed by Chuck

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 19, 2012 at 6:24 am

Anyone able to get photos, past and present, inside and out and more info?


Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

wsasser on November 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

According to the Historical Marker placed, the Moton operated at a moving picture theater from 1941 – 1966. It was then converted into a Community Center.

Ralph51 on August 18, 2017 at 12:45 am

This is where the Hampton Roads Boys Club took us kids for free every other Saturday (alternated with the Dixie (two blocks away)). The price for admission on Saturdays (if you did not come with the Boys Club) was between 12 noon and 1pm 5 cents for kids under 12, and 13 and over 15 cents. After 1pm, Regular price 15 cents for kids and 35 cents for adults. This is were I saw The Tingler, The Day the earth stood still (original, The fly (original) and many other great classics.

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