Fairfax Theatre

249 E. Davis Street,
Culpeper, VA 22701

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Previously operated by: Pitts' Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Fairfax Opera House, Pitts' Fairfax Theatre

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Built in 1914 by J. L. Fray the Fairfax Theatre opened on Friday, September 29, 1914, with a seating capacity of 600. It was located between 237 & 249 E. Davis Street. Originally called the Fairfax Opera House, the name was changed within a month or two of opening. J.E. Osment of Warrenton, Virginia rented the building from the owner and was the original operator of the theatre.

In 1929 the theater was purchased by the Pitts Theaters Inc. chain. The theatre closed for two weeks beginning January 29, 1930 in order to install sound equipment. Upon reopening the theatre presented "Broadway Scandals", the first talkie screened in Culpeper.

The Fairfax Theatre was closed in the mid-1950’s.

Contributed by Rob Stone
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