Comments from Nessa

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Nessa commented about Capitol Theater on May 10, 2022 at 2:18 pm

City directory lists the address as 309 Wood St., but I guess that’s the other side of the building.

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Nessa commented about Blue Ridge Theatre on Jan 15, 2022 at 6:42 pm

*Sanborn

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Nessa commented about Bison Theatre on Jan 2, 2022 at 8:06 pm

I was in Brownsville today and popped into their little museum. They had an organ on display and the docent told me it had been in one of the downtown theatres, but it certainly wasn’t a pipe organ. Looked like an old parlor organ. If they have a larger theatre organ, he didn’t mention it. I didn’t notice a brand on the organ. Sorry no pictures, photography in the museum was discouraged and I wanted to be friendly.

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Nessa commented about Warner Theatre on Dec 29, 2021 at 4:31 pm

In today’s Morgantown paper, 12-29-2021, an article appeared that two men have purchased (?) the theatre and wish to restore. Apparently, Dan Coffey, architect who has worked on theatre restorations in Chicago has already visited. This is terrific news and I hope the theatre may be saved. It has had several problems since closing in 2010, including water and vandalism.

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Nessa commented about Scottdale Theatre on Dec 28, 2021 at 12:35 pm

A 1947 issue of Box Office mentions a “Strand” theatre in Scottdale.

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Nessa commented about Farmington Theatre on Nov 27, 2021 at 6:22 pm

Putted around Farmington this afternoon but didn’t see any obviously theatrical-looking buildings.

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Nessa commented about Warner's Theatre on Nov 27, 2021 at 6:21 pm

It was a nice day so I drove out there this afternoon to see if any theatre-like buildings were still in town. There were a few possible candidates, I guess, but nothing obviously a theatre. I’ll keep looking for a more accurate address.

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Nessa commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 27, 2021 at 1:48 pm

WVU Libraries have this picture of the “theatre and amusement hall” in Scarbro.

https://wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/002862

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Nessa commented about Evans Theatre on Nov 27, 2021 at 6:34 am

An old-timer in Osage once told me that there used to be three places in Osage to see a movie. This probably would have been in the 1930s. There are several candidates in “downtown” Osage that might have been little theatres. A lot of buildings have been torn down but plenty remain.

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Nessa commented about Blue Horizon Drive-In on Nov 22, 2021 at 6:18 pm

I have found a newspaper from 1985 that still lists the drive-in, so it didn’t close in 1984.

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Nessa commented about Warner Theatre on Nov 19, 2021 at 10:45 am

The marquee has recently been changed from a “For Sale” sign to a message indicating renovation or something may be happening. I don’t have further information but I will try to get a picture of the marquee.

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Nessa commented about Mountain View Theatre on Nov 14, 2021 at 6:19 pm

Here is a photo https://archive.org/details/cmv_001030

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Nessa commented about Kearse Theatre on Nov 14, 2021 at 9:26 am

Here’s a link to a nice photo https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/052406.jpg

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Nessa commented about State Theater on Nov 13, 2021 at 6:59 pm

Should be listed as demolished, came down in 1972 or 1973

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Nessa commented about Virginia Theatre on Nov 13, 2021 at 5:55 pm

If this address is accurate, this building has been demolished. The current building at this address was a G.C. Murphy’s store and looks nothing like the buildings in the picture.

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Nessa commented about Fairmont Theater on Nov 12, 2021 at 7:52 pm

Updated link to interior photos taken shortly before demolition: http://travelogue.darkpassage.com/show/fairmont/

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Nessa commented about Grafton Drive-In on Nov 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm

The ticket booth and screen are gone but speakers and projection booth / snack bar seem to still be standing.

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Nessa commented about Manos Theatre on Nov 12, 2021 at 3:57 pm

As of 2021 the marquee has been removed.

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Nessa commented about Grand Theatre on Nov 6, 2021 at 2:13 pm

Supposedly some manner of restoration is in progress:

https://www.facebook.com/philippigrandtheatre/

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Nessa commented about Orpheum Theatre on Oct 22, 2021 at 2:20 pm

The building in the picture is on 330 W. Main St., the IOOF building is still standing.

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Nessa commented about Paramount Theatre on Oct 22, 2021 at 2:11 pm

Okay, I’m 100% sure this is Pike St., the tallest building on the right is the Waldo Hotel and the buildings on the left are now all a parking lot.

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Nessa commented about Paramount Theatre on Oct 22, 2021 at 2:03 pm

I’m not sure of this address, there’s almost no commercial buildings at all on Hamill Avenue, though that one building on Hamill does look pretty theatrical. I found this photo in the WVU archives identified as Pike St. after a Thanksgiving snowstorm.

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Nessa commented about Skyline Drive-In on Oct 22, 2021 at 8:07 am

2021 Streetview indicates that the sign has … sorta … been restored. I’ll try to get over there to snap a pic.

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Nessa commented about Robinson Grand Performing Arts Theatre on Oct 22, 2021 at 7:51 am

This theatre has been (mostly) restored and is currently open again!

https://www.therobinsongrand.com/

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Nessa commented about Colonial Theatre on Oct 20, 2021 at 6:28 pm

I do believe the theatre pictured is actually the Rice theatre, but I could be wrong.