Turnage Theater

144 W. Main Street,
Washington, NC 27889

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NightHawk1 on January 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm

According to WNCT-TV9 11PM News (Jan. 16, 2014) the Turnage Theater has reopened as of January 16, 2014.

NightHawk1 on September 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

According to WNCT-TV9 6PM News (Sep. 6, 2013): The Beaufort County Arts Council will be acquiring the Turnage Theater from Wells Fargo Bank. Plans are to reopen the Turnage in 2014.

tomatkins on March 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

I have just listed the property for sale for Wells Fargo. The price is $750,000. Please contact me for more information. Tom Atkins………

NightHawk1 on November 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

According to WNCT-TV9 11PM news: Wells Fargo Bank has made the highest bid for the Turnage Theater. The City of Washington and any other bidders have ten days to come up with a higher bid. Should Wells Fargo prevail, the Turnage will most likely be gutted and turned into a branch office of the bank.

NightHawk1 on November 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

The Turnage Theater is supposed to go on the auction block today; the City of Washington plans to bid on the theater.

NightHawk1 on August 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

The Turnage Theater was owned by Stewart & Everett Theatres during the 1970s. S&E built the Washington Square Mall Cinema 1 & 2 (later Cinema Triple, now Cinema 7) as the replacement for the Turnage Theater in 1976. The Turnage may have stayed open until a third screen was added to the Washington Square Mall Cinema.

NightHawk1 on December 17, 2011 at 6:58 am

Following its show on December 16, 2011, the Turnage Theater officially closed.

NightHawk1 on November 30, 2011 at 2:06 am

On November 29,2011, it was announced that the Turnage Theater will be closing due to financial difficulties.

canibfrankwithyou on September 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

This theatre was my first out of town emergency service call in the 60’s as I would later go into a lifetime career in projection & sound equipment.

CSWalczak on November 10, 2010 at 1:15 am

This theater is in danger of closing as its city subsidy is running out: View link

gospellady on June 9, 2009 at 11:11 am

Washington has another historical theatre, the DeMill theatre which is around the corner from the Turnage, it is not renovated although several rumors over the years have surfaced. I would love to see it restored. The Demill threatre is on Market Street in Washington, NC.

Patsy on February 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Another function of this theater is classic movies.

Patsy on February 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Washington NC has about 9,000 residents so not a small town. It is East of Raleigh.

Patsy on February 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm

LOL! Sure loved seeing the vintage photo and on the website there is a before and after photo of the decorative brass railing! Amazing and another fine example of what a small town can do if they pull together to bring back a 414 seat theatre rather than demolish it.

Patsy on February 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I just found out about this theatre through a magazine entitled Carolina Currents The Boating and Waterfront Magazine. Then I go to see if it is on CT and find that our very own, Lost Memory, has added this one! ;)

kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 6:47 pm

It fits into the cinema category because it was used as a movie theater before it became a performing arts center.

Pamelalee on December 12, 2007 at 3:34 pm

The Turnage Theater is a performing arts theater that has not yet shown a single movie. It hardly fits into the cinema category. I stopped by one day when I visited Washington because a friend told me about it and no one there was helpful, two men were arguing and a gray-haired lady was downright rude. Needless to say, I left very disappointed and do not plan on going back. I hope they learn how to treat people.