Lincoln Theatre

117 E. Main Street,
Marion, VA 24354

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Lincoln Theatre -- Marion (Official)

Additional Info

Firms: Eubank & Caldwell

Functions: Community Arts Center

Styles: Mayan Revival

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 276.783.6093

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Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre opened July 1, 1929. Its interior includes six large paintings on the walls that show scenes of American and Virginia history.

It was closed as a movie theatre in 1977. In 1992 it was listed on the Register of Historic Places.

The Lincoln Theatre was fully restored in 2004 and serves as a performing arts center.

Contributed by Ronnie Harrington

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RonnieHarrington on March 26, 2004 at 6:13 am

The Lincoln will open May 16, 2004 with Riders in the Sky. The theatre will be open for tours on May 1.

RonnieHarrington on August 11, 2004 at 1:21 pm

Architect: Eubank & Caldwell, Roanoke, VA. The Lincoln was the flagship of the Lincoln Theatres Corporation in Southwest Virginia.

thelincoln on May 4, 2007 at 9:36 am

The historic Lincoln Theatre is booming now that it’s fully restored at a cost of 1.8 million. We now have a newly refurbished website with online ticketing at We also have a nationally syndicated tv series “Song of the Mountains” that is being broadcast on over 130 public tv stations across the nation. This series features the best in local bluegrass talent and is taped the first Saturday of each month.
The Theatre’s Executive Director is Duane Cregger. The Business and Box Office Manager is Sonja Shelton. Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10-1 and 2-5.

JackCoursey on December 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm

2009 photos of the Lincoln Theatre: 1, 2, 3

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm

The July 13, 1929, issue of Motion Picture News had this announcement: “R. W. Sherrill has a lease on the Lincoln, Marion, Va., opened July 1, and is operating it.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2017 at 1:54 pm

This PDF of the June 27, 1929, issue of The Smyth County News contains several pages with items pertaining to the Lincoln Theatre, which was scheduled to open on July 1.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Here is another PDF with the NRHP registration form for the Lincoln Theatre. It includes floor plans and a longitudinal section of the auditorium.

Rick on May 31, 2018 at 5:25 am

Saw “Letters From Home” on May 27, 2018. Uploaded several new photos of the theater and booth.

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