Kanawha Theater

18 S. Kanawha Street,
Buckhannon, WV 26201

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Functions: Fraternal Hall

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Kanawha Theater

The Kanawha Theater was opened around 1950 and operated until the mid 1970’s, then it was closed for a time and converted to a bar. By 2022 it became a Fraternal Hall.

Contributed by Thomas Beer

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jflundy on October 17, 2006 at 10:48 am

Kanawha Theater on South Kanawha Street is for sale as of September 2006. It is currently operating as a saloon. Brickwork is in need of repair.

There were two other movie theaters in Buckhannon. The 1926 Colonial Theater which now operates as a saloon and the Grand Opera House which showed MGM and Paramount product in the 1930’s and 1940’s before it was lost around the end of WW2.

Erasmusinwv2 on July 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Yuck, a bar? I am in the process of buying and rehabbing the Philippi Grand and if it proves profitable I want to work on reopening other theaters in WV, KY, OH, PA, MD, and VA. There are so many wonderful old theaters with more character than any modern cookie cutter places.

mdc1118 on February 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Did anyone ever buy this place?

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on September 12, 2022 at 6:05 am

Currently an outpost of the Fraternal Order Orioles.

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