Virginia Theatre

81 W. Main Street,
Carrollton, OH 44615

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Emmymitch8 on April 18, 2018 at 10:26 pm

Hi! My dad lived in St. John’s villa from 1958-1968 or so. He said their was a theatre in town that used to give them reels to watch at the children’s home and he said the people who worked their were really kind to him and one of his jobs was to go pick up the reels. Brassman, I’m wondering if that was you and your wife? He loved that theatre and it was a bright spot in his childhood.

Brassman on February 18, 2016 at 9:42 pm

I want to say . The Virginia Theatre is on W.Main St. period. 3rd St S.W. is 2 blocks behind the theatre. It was on Main St.only The first theatre in town was the Parke Beatty Theatre. It started in a wooden bldg. next to this one to the west. Moved to this bldg. about 1921.

Brassman on February 18, 2016 at 2:39 pm

The name is correct.Virginia Theatre.Theatre is spelled both ways ending in tre or ter. I and my wife helped operate this theatre in Carrollton,Ohio. From Feb.1959 till Oct.1963. It closed and reopened July of 1964 till July 1965. Was closed about a year and reopened and ran continuous till about 1985. Then closed never to open again. It was owned by William Biggio of Steubenville,Ohio from 1933 til 1963. Thenwas open 1 year owned by H.A.Weals a local Druggist. After it closed it was bought by Henry T. Myers and his two brothers then James Goings of Carrollton bought it . He then closed it after several years and it never reopened. I worked full time for Biggio and Weals. Also worked part time for Myers.It was a beautiful theatre with a balcony and another small one above that. They were not used in later years.I was projectionist and My wife and I cleaned it and did maintenance. We also managed it part time if the manager was away. It now houses the Virginia Lounge bar and resteraunt. I have photos of them tearing down the old marquee. I will try

to post them.

kencmcintyre on April 23, 2009 at 11:26 am

The theater name is spelled incorrectly.