Book Event: Kelli Shapiro-Historic Movie Theaters of West Virginia

Over the course of the 20th century, West Virginia contained an impressive diversity of movie theatres--ranging from multipurpose auditoriums in company towns to early nickelodeons and from ornate, urban picture palaces to neighborhood movie houses and suburban drive-ins. In the state's working-class areas, as well as in upscale districts where industry barons lived, residents came together to find amusement and relaxation in these invaluable venues. Many of these theatres have since disappeared from the landscape, while others sit vacant or have been converted for other uses. Some, however, have been reopened or restored. They proudly provide their communities with entertainment today, whether showing films or hosting the performing arts. They serve as catalysts for local revitalization and as success stories showcasing the value of historic preservation.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Historic Movie Theatres of West Virginia (Images of America) Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9781467128506
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 27th, 2018

Over the course of the 20th century, West Virginia contained an impressive diversity of movie theatres--ranging from multipurpose auditoriums in company towns to early nickelodeons and from ornate, urban picture palaces to neighborhood movie houses and suburban drive-ins.