Old Peninsula Movie Theatres
(This page is under construction.)
This site was created at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/11/03:
"Perhaps you would consider adding a new feature:
Old Movie Theaters in Newport News and Hampton.
"How many of us had our first dates, first hand-holding, first kiss, in those old theaters?
How many memories are out there that might be shared
... with all due modesty, of course?"
Thanks, Dave! What
a super idea!
This is now a place for you to record your special memories
of times spent at these popular dating places.
Send your thoughts to:
For a look at Movie Theaters on the Virginia Peninsula, 1925 - 1945, see:
(This site, created by Emily K. Robinson of William and Mary, was also sent to us by Dave Spriggs.)
Thanks again, Dave!
|11/18/03||The James||3100 Washington Avenue||GONE!|
|04/20/04||The Palace||3114 Washington Avenue||CLOSED - NOW Full Gospel Church of Deliverance|
|11/18/03||The Paramount||3300 Washington Avenue||GONE! - Site now houses Fire Station|
|11/23/03||The Village||257 Warwick Boulevard, Hilton Village||CLOSED FOR FILMS - Shows Stage Productions|
|11/18/03||The Warwick||3317-19 Washington Avenue||GONE!|
|11/18/03||The Wythe||2221 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton||CLOSED - NOW Standing Vacant|
|01/24/04||Green Acres Drive-In||GONE!|
|Sidney Lust's Drive-In||GONE!|
Listings from the Monday, June 10, 1963 issue of the Daily Press:
(enlargable in two sections)
redesigned at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/23/04
Smacking lips courtesy of http://www.webdeveloper.com/animations/s.html - 04/10/03.
Sparkling Theater Lights gif courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 05/22/03.
20th Century Fox
theme song midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/09/03.