Park Theatre

2610 Lafayette Boulevard,
Norfolk, VA 23509

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Previously operated by: Levine Theatrical Enterprises

Architects: A.O. Ferebee

Functions: Church

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Park Theatre

Located in the Lafayette-Winona area of Norfolk. The Park Theatre was opened in 1927. As of the March 15, 1995 Virginian-Pilot, “A new façade disguises its movie house origins, but its shell is intact. Occupied by a church.”

Contributed by Bob Jensen

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 11, 2006 at 10:56 pm

LEVINE THEATRICAL ENTERPRISES is the chain for this theatre, one of about a dozen first class theatres.

cac33c on February 23, 2008 at 8:47 pm

We lived in the neighborhood and as children in the 40’s, we never missed a Saturday at the Park Theatre. It was ten cents to get in. Saturday was the only day we went to the movie and it always featured a cowboy flick and a never ending short serial story that kept us coming back.

galateasca on July 12, 2013 at 4:20 am

I am 99% sure that this is where I saw my first film, ever- a re-release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" I’m pretty sure it was the 30 year release in 1969. I know that Lafayette Blvd. was close to my grandparent’s house and the Lafayette Club, where we used to swim. No one who was with me (my Nana and my Mom) are around to ask, but from what I remember, that’s the place. Does anyone know if this was close to a Chinese restaurant? Not Si Gi, but the other one??

opticalguy on January 5, 2015 at 5:06 pm

The Park Theater as it is now … as a church! Blasphemy! Before they closed the regional film exchanges (about 1974)the locals “4-walled” the place and showed an odd mix of old movies from the local exchange there on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I saw 35MM prints of THE VAMPIRE’S GHOST and a bunch of similarly obscure genre films there. God I loved that place!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 13, 2018 at 12:22 am

Plans for the Park Moving Picture Theatre were drawn in 1920 by architect A. O. Ferebee. The project was commissioned by E. J. Reass.

rivest266 on July 26, 2022 at 6:20 pm

First mentioned in the newspapers in 1927.

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