Franklin Theatre

101 W. 4th Avenue,
Franklin, VA 23851

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Firms: Riddick & Breeden

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The Franklin Theatre was opened in 1921 and operated until 1938. From 1939 to 1944 it was closed.

The Franklin Theatre reopened in 1945 and was closed in 1951.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The December 4, 1920, issue of The Moving Picture World said that a Franklin Theatre at Franklin, Virginia, was being run by a Mr. M. H. Eppstein of Richmond, Virginia.

It is possible that this theater was replaced in 1921, though I’ve found only one notice about the project, this from the February 26 issue of The American Contractor:

“Suffolk, Va.—Theater (M. P.) & Playhouse: $25,000. 1 sty. 55x90. Franklin. Va. Archt. Riddick & Breeden, Suffolk. Owner Franklin Amusement Corp., J. A. Pretlow, pres., H. H. Eppstein, mgr., Franklin. Sen. contr. let to E. C. Smith, Franklin.”

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