Henrico Theatre reopens after restoration

posted by HowardBHaas on November 30, 2007 at 7:40 am

HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VA — The Henrico Theatre built 1938 in Art Deco style, reopened after $5.8 million restoration by Henrico County.

A rebirth is under way in Henrico’s Highland Springs neighborhood. The old Henrico Theatre had been a part of that community for 60 years before it closed more than a decade ago. Now, an effort to bring it back to life is almost complete.

The flashing neon lights on the marquee beckoned the masses who packed the 800-seat theatre for movie night. The popular Art Deco style of the era was just as entertaining.

Over 60 years, the Henrico Theatre changed ownership six times until it closed in 1996. Now drills and hammers fill the auditorium. The county bought the building in 1999 and has been working to renovate and restore it, true to history, ever since.

Read more at NBC 12.

Here’s a photo gallery from the Grand Reopening: Flickr

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tube2005 on December 8, 2007 at 11:46 pm

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