Millwald Theater

205 W. Main Street,
Wytheville, VA 24382

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Millwald Theater

The Millwald Theater was opened in 1928 with a seating capacity of 424. Later converted into three screens, by dividing the balcony, it closed as a movie theatre in 2006, and housed a church. In 2021 it was being renovated to become a Performing Arts venue.

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Patsy on April 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm

It’s a shame that the Millwald was “a badly maintained building in need of much repair”. If that hadn’t been the case, it would still be a theatre though the fact that you are there now is a blessing, imo.

rdpatton on April 29, 2008 at 5:09 pm

I grew up in Wythe County. When I was a kid, the balcony was still intact, and the Millwald was the only theater in town. It was sad to see the building when we moved in. I can honestly say that much of the building had caved in. Everything was really bad. We’re slowly renovating. This building was once beautiful and state of the art. Maybe we can bring back some of that glory. After all, aren’t churches supposed to be about restoration?

Patsy on April 29, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Pastor Robbie: Amen to your remarks and I only wish you well. I’ll let you know via this link when I come through Wytheville VA enroute to Charlotte. Or you can email me at I’ve been in the town years ago, but wasn’t into old theatres then and therefore did NOT have the theatre “bug”. I recall the office supply store with the large yellow pencil. Are the seats still in the Millwald and if so, what condition are they in?

Patsy on April 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Also read that the theatre was a multiplex with 4 screens after it being a single screen theatre so that tells me that it was divided in some way? In many cases theatres are divided between the lower auditorium and the balcony area which such is the case with a theatre in Wellsville NY which I have visited.

Patsy on April 29, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Interesting post on Feb. 18, 2007 of how the theatre came to be named the Millwald. And even the Millwald isn’t in the condition that we all wish, at least the town still has the brick building with the name MILLWALD on it and the art deco marquee! Amen!

JackCoursey on September 13, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Here and here are 2009 photos of the Millwald.

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Joe Vogel on February 5, 2015 at 4:22 am

The August 6, 1928, issue of The Film Daily said that the “Millward” Theatre in Wytheville, Virginia, was nearing completion.

Trolleyguy on October 5, 2021 at 4:26 pm

Currently under renovation as a performing arts center.

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