521 W. Main Street,
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Wayne Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: R/C Theatres
Previous Names: New Star Theatre, Wayne Cinemas I & II
News About This Theater
- Mar 2, 2010 — Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music"
- Jan 8, 2008 — Wayne Theatre seeks volunteers to aid in restoration project
The New Star Theatre was built in 1925, opening in early 1926. It was a small town theatre presenting pays, vaudeville and movies, with an orchestra pit and organ. Converted to talking pictures in 1929. Major addition in 1949 to expand seating to 450 and modernized restrooms and concessions.
R/C Theatres divided into two screens in 1980. Closed and given to the City of Waynesboro in 1999. Wayne Theatre Alliance formed and is handling reuse and renovation/restoration. It had reopened by May 2017.
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