West Virginia Department of Commerce Historic Theatre Trail

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Historic Theatre Trail

The West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail developed by the State Historic Preservation Office and Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has been financed with a Preserve America grant.

  1. Mt Zion Drive-in Theatre

    Check out our website for movie information and more. Admission: $5 per person, Children 10 & under free. Don't forget you can camp out for...

    City: Mount Zion

  2. Carnegie Hall

    Built in 1902 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for the Lewisburg Female Institute. Endowed in 1983, Carnegie Hall is a nonprofit...

    City: Lewisburg

  3. Historic Fayette Theatre

    A restored theatre located in historic Fayetteville offering a full season of performances throughout the year.  We offer a murder mystery...

    City: Fayetteville

  4. The Landmark

    Landmark Studio for the Arts is located in Sutton's Historic Downtown district. Housed in an 1896 Victorian era Church renovated in 1988....

    City: Sutton

  5. Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema

    Located in Wheeling's historic Centre Market district, this church-turned-theater offers a yearly season of plays for adults and children,...

    City: Wheeling

  6. Old Opera House Theatre Company

    Live musicals, plays, children’s theatre, art, concerts and dance in the oldest theatre in West Virginia. Theatre runs year-round; group...

    City: Charles Town

  7. Apollo Theatre

    Stage performance theatre. Also housing other events and performances including a Haunted Theatre in October. Please see our website for...

    City: Martinsburg

  8. Pocahontas Opera House

    The Opera House is a multi-purpose community facility located in Marlinton. It is used for activities including drama, dance, arts and...

    City: Marlinton

  9. Smoot Theatre

    Enjoy unforgettable entertainment in this restored 1926 vaudeville house - the Grand Lady of downtown Parkersburg. Artists of national and...

    City: Parkersburg

  10. Star Movie Theatre

    A mom and pop neighborhood movie house in a Depression-era theater showing films since the early 1930s. First-run, mainstream movies shown...

    City: Berkeley Springs

  11. Capitol Theatre

    The Capitol Theatre offers a variety of rental services to the community. Rooms in the Capitol are available for renting by school and...

    City: Wheeling

  12. Warner’s Drive-In

    Opened: 1953 Sound: FM (91.3) Capacity: 200 Cars  Season: May - Sept. Screen: Single

    City: Franklin

  13. Sunset Drive-In

    Opened: 1947  Sound: FM Speakers Capacity: 400 Cars  Season: May - Sept. Screen : Single

    City: Shinnston

  14. The Old Brick Playhouse

    Formerly the Randolph Garage Company, circa 1919, this late Edwardian style brick building is a contributing structure to the Downtown ...

    City: Elkins

  15. Randolph County Community Arts Center

    Built in 1928, the former St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, served the Catholic community until 1999. Walter F. Martens, the architect who...

    City: Elkins

  16. Lewis Theatre

    The Lewis Theatre was designed in functional, post deco style by R.L. Whitten, Architect, Charleston, WV and constructed in 1939 for...

    City: Lewisburg

  17. West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theatre

    Opened as the Plaza Theatre in 1912, it featured high-class vaudeville entertainment and novel attractions. In 1921, the building was...

    City: Charleston

  18. Municipal Auditorium

    The Auditorium is a monolithic concrete and steel structure completed in 1939 as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project and designed...

    City: Charleston

  19. Keith-Albee Theatre

    In 1928, after 14 months of construction, 550 tons of steel, several million bricks, “high-tech” piping and ventilation this opulent...

    City: Huntington

  20. Robey Theatre

    The Robey Theatre was built by Hamond Robey in 1911 specifically for the exhibition of films. Robey moved his theatre operations several...

    City: Spencer

  21. Alpine Theatre

    The Alpine Theatre opened December 25, 1936. Admission was 25¢ per adult and 15¢ per child. Candy was 5¢; popcorn and soda were 10¢. Used...

    City: Ripley

  22. Metropolitan Theatre

    In 1924 the Metropolitan Theatre opened its doors to the public as a vaudeville house designed by Charles W. Bates (#20 Capitol). The...

    City: Morgantown

  23. Tanner Theatre

    Originally a federal building, this 1913 Neo-classical structure was donated in 1976 to be developed and maintained as a cultural center...

    City: Morgantown

  24. Victoria Theater

    First opening its doors in 1904, Victoria Theater is the oldest operating theater in West Virginia. Located in the registered historic...

    City: Wheeling