Keith-Albee Theatre

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Keith-Albee Theatre



Keith-Albee Theatre
925 Fourth Ave.
Huntington, WEST VIRGINIA 25701
CABELL County

Contact phone: 304-696-3326
Web site: http://www.keithalbeearts.org/
Latitude: 38.420748
Longitude: -82.44327

In 1928, after 14 months of construction, 550 tons of steel, several million bricks, “high-tech” piping and ventilation this opulent palace theatre began as a vaudeville and movie picture house. Thomas Lamb, the architect, far exceeded the initial $250,000 budget which soared to an eventual $2 million sum because of the detail throughout the grand structure. Lamb designed a theatre to seat 3,000, making it second in size at the time only to the Roxy in New York City. The theatre still retains the original Spanish evening decorative treatment on the ceiling. The interior is gradually being restored to its original “atmospheric” style. Open to the public during events and by request. (Listed NRHP 1986)