Foxchase 3

4621 Duke Street,
Alexandria, VA 22304

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rivest266 on June 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm

July 23rd, 1971 grand opening ad in photo section

nursej on March 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Oh my gosh. LARRY. I loved Larry. My mom worked at Shirley Duke-then Foxchase as a ticket girl for years. She was a secretary at Cameron Station (military station nearby) but worked at theater to make ends meet. I lived with my grandparents but spent weekends with her so , in turn, spent MANY weekends hanging out in ticket booth and movies while she worked. I did not spend time in Misty Beethoven, btw. (too young). Does anyone know what happened to Larry???? My mom’s name was Dana Spalding, in case anyone knew her. She was a 5'2 blonde worked there from 77ish to 81 or 82.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on December 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I just posted a couple handbills for their midnight movie programs from 1974 when theatre was known as the Shirley-Duke Twins. In addition to “Night of the Living Dead” I also recall seeing “Magical Mystery Tour” here. If memory serves me right I remember the screens were installed slightly higher up than most theatres.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on December 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

I had almost forgotten about the Shirley Duke Twins. I was living in Alexandria in 1974 and I remember seeing “Night of The Living Dead” here. I still have a Shirley Duke handbill that I picked up in the lobby that day. I’ll post it here shortly.

tonymatell on November 5, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I didn’t know that their is a cinema name foxchase3 and a porn one.I think I miss a lot

raysson on July 21, 2008 at 5:04 pm

You’re exactly right….this was the last pornohouse that existed in the greater Metro Washington,DC area.
I thought this was still operational!!! I saw a show there once at the Foxchase back in 2004 and it was a good porn flick too starring Georgina Spelvin!!!

JackCoursey on July 20, 2008 at 9:56 pm

The theatre has either been demolish or converted into a grocery store. As of March 2008 there is no indication that a theatre ever existed in this shopping plaza.

TheUsher on November 20, 2007 at 12:20 am

I forgot to mention the original owners also owned the “Biograph” in
Washington D.C.

TheUsher on November 19, 2007 at 11:52 pm

This was the last property to be built in the shopping center as it
was a vacant lot since 1947.I worked there in mid 70’s. The third
screen was built in 1975 by splitting one of the original two in
half as my co-workers and I would go after school and help. During
a 24 hour Beatles Marathon, we played an entire movie upside down.
So many good times at the “Duke” I could make a movie about a movie theater! Alan Lenny Larry Louise Pam Don Jeff Jimmy Kenny Jim Frankie
Abe Ernie and Do-funny…. Do I miss those days……..

manfrommaryland on October 23, 2006 at 8:16 am

has the theater relocated or is there another adult film theater in northern virginia?

kencmcintyre on May 28, 2006 at 9:38 pm

We don’t discriminate here on CT. Ratholes and palaces are all fair game for discussion.

rlvjr on May 28, 2006 at 9:32 pm

The Foxchase 3 was NOT a Cinema Treasure; it was a cheap rathole of a theatre with no distinction whatsoever. No loss to the community.

gaylord69 on February 7, 2006 at 9:51 pm

Thank you ….


Hoiles on February 6, 2006 at 11:25 pm

Closed in early 2005.

gaylord69 on February 2, 2006 at 12:51 am

in 1970 I lived in the Shirley Duke Apartments..are they still there
the apartments were near a grocery store