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Historic Theaters



HISTORIC THEATERS

West Virginia is home to many historic theaters. The ones featured here are well known for supporting film exhibitions. To learn about other historic theaters, contact the Film Office.

KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
924 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, Cabell County
304-696-3529
Built in 1928 and seating nearly 3,000 patrons, the Keith-Albee exemplifies the opulence and grandeur of the 1920s with a Mexican Baroque style, intricate woodwork, chandeliers, and balconies.

LEWIS THEATER
113 North Court Street, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County
304-645-6038

OGLEBAY INSTITUTE'S TOWNGATE THEATRE & CINEMA
2118 Market Street, Wheeling, Ohio County
304-242-7700
A Victorian jewel built in 1850, the Towngate, with seating up to 166, maintains the beauty and architectural integrity of the building in what was once the nave of Zion Lutheran Church.

RITZ THEATRE
211 Ballengee Street, Hinton, Summers County
304-466-6700

ROBEY THEATRE
318 Main Street, Spencer, Roane County
304-927-1390
The Robey began exhibiting motion pictures in 1907 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is believed to be the oldest, continuously operating movie theater in the country.

SHEPHERDSTOWN OPERA HOUSE
131 West German Street, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County
304-876-3704
Built in 1909, the Opera House became the first motion picture theatre with sound in West Virginia in 1928 and is now dedicated to showing the best of foreign and American independent films on the silver screen.

STAR THEATRE
Congress & North Washington Streets, Berkeley Springs, Morgan County
304-258-1404
A 325-seat vintage, Depression-era movie house with fabric walls, couches, and 35-mm platter system projectors.

WARNER THEATRE
147 High Street, Morgantown, Monongalia County
304-291-3777
Built by Warner Brothers (H.M., Major Albert, and J.L.) as part of the old “studio system,” the Warner has been exhibiting films since 1931. The exquisite interior showcases classic Art Deco and grand architectural styles.

WVSU CAPITOL CENTER THEATER
123 Summers Street, Charleston, Kanawha County
304-342-6522
A 600-seat theater on the National Register of Historic Places, it is the capital city’s only operational historic theater and is a member of the League of Historic American Theatres.

WV Film Office
866.698.3456

West Virginia Film Office Cinematic Footprints brochure