Manhattan Theatre

629 E. Brambleton Avenue,
Norfolk, VA 23510

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

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Manhattan Theatre

Opened about 1930, open till 1957. This was an African-American theatre. Previously operated by Lichtman Theatres and F.H. Durkee Enterprises.

Contributed by Chief Bob Jensen

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JGKlein on August 19, 2017 at 11:13 pm

I think the Palace Theatre (or the Manhattan Theatre) opened before 1930. “The Grip of Evil” was released in 1916, “The Exploits of Elaine” was released in 1914, and “The Yellow Menace” was released in 1916. All silent films, of course.

JGKlein on August 19, 2017 at 11:19 pm

I also think the Manhattan Theatre and the Palace Theatre were two different venues. The intersection of Church Street and Nicholson Street is a long way from 629 E. Brambleton Avenue. I think there is some confusion with these two theatres.

SethG on June 14, 2022 at 7:58 pm

Long ago demolished.

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