AMC Classic Salem Valley 8

1700 Apperson Drive,
Salem, VA 24012

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AMC Classic Salem Valley 8

The Valley Theatre opened on January 30, 1976 with four screens and was operated by Consolidated Theatres. It now has eight screens and was operated by Carmike Cinemas. It was taken over by AMC in early-2017.

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ghamilton
ghamilton on June 13, 2005 at 3:05 pm

Sits partly on the site of the LeeHi Drive In

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 16, 2021 at 7:16 pm

The first four-screen theater in the Roanoke area opened on January 30, 1976 as the Valley Cinema. The four auditoria were configured to radiate from the octagonal lobby, so they shared no common walls. The largest auditorium, with 350 seats, had its own projection booth, and the other three, with 300, 250, and 200 seats respectively, shared one booth. The Project architect was Bill Murphy of the Columbus, Georgia firm Brookbank, Murphy & Shields.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 16, 2021 at 7:26 pm

I forgot to put a citation in my previous comment. The information is from the June, 1976 issue of The Virginia Record Magazine.

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