Regal Theatre

828-830 Church Street,
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Previously operated by: Durkee, F.H., Enterprises, Lichtman Theatres

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Palace Theatre

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Regal Theatre

This was an African-American theatre. It was originally opened as the Palace Theatre prior to 1921. By 1933 it had been renamed Regal Theatre.

The Regal Theatre was operated from 1935-1945 by Lichtman Theatres, and from 1950-1955 by Durkee Theatres. It was closed in 1955.

Contributed by Bob Jensen

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

tmdtheue on November 17, 2011 at 12:57 am

As far as I can tell it has become a hardware store. An unfortunate fate if I do say so.

flightmatron on February 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

My father managed the Regal Theater in the late 50s when Church St was still booming. I spent many hours in this theater, and saw many double features. Great memories.

wsasser on August 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

I saw an ad in a Norfolk newspaper for the Regal that said it was previously the Palace.

Formertechrep on November 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I remember watching The Dirty Dozen at the Regal & that was in 1967.

msbooth on May 31, 2016 at 11:18 pm

I worked at the regal in the 70s

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