Welcome to CinemaTour!  Sign In

Cinema History Around the World  
 Contact Cinematour ·· Help & Hints ·· About Cinematour

Grace Street Theatre

Photo from the Scott Norwood collection.
934 Grace St
Richmond VA
(804) 828-2020

Visit Website Live Theatre
Record #12637  
 Opened: October 13, 1935
Capacity: 225 seats
Architect(s): Henry Carl Messerschmidt
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Lee, Lee Art

Information for this tour was contributed by Daniel Gibbs.

The Grace Street Theatre opened in 1935 as the Lee Theatre. Its first movie was China Seas, with Clark Gable. It's also notable as the theatre in which Warren Beatty (a Richmond native) saw his first movie. (His sister, Shirley MacLaine, saw HER first at the Bellevue.) It became a porn theatre in the '70s, and was then known as the Lee Art Theatre (apparently, "art" means "naked" in some dictionaries) and closed about 1995. It sat empty for a couple of years, and was finally purchased by VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) and houses various university events.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

Photos from the Scott Norwood collection.

90 KB · 625x426

 External Links


Return to the top of this page   or   Return to the main page

Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 2/28/2014.

The content of this website is a research work in progress and is being provided to the public for informational purposes only. As such, articles may contain errors, bias, duplication, or need to be cleaned up. Some documents, images and logos contained in these documents belong to various organizations and corporations. Their inclusion here is for the benefit of the reader and for the benefit of the particular organization, but they are, in fact, the copyrighted property of those organizations. Their presence here does not imply any endorsement of CinemaTour by those organizations. CinemaTour is not affiliated with any cinema or circuit.

© 1995-2024 Vision Entertainment Services. All rights reserved.
Use of this site signifies agreement to terms of service.

cinematour.com :: 0.62 MB :: 6.31 MB