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Palace Theatre

3114 Washington Ave
Newport News VA

Record #15148  
 Opened: 1940
 Closed: 1978
 Current Use: Church
Capacity: 950 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Gordon Theaters, Martin Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Daniel Gibbs.

The Palace opened in 1940 on the site of the 1898 Academy Theatre (which was renamed "Palace" in 1926). It was the first theatre in Virginia built with modern freon air-conditioning and closed about 1978.

Martin Theatres purchased all seven Gordon Theaters in the Newport News area in October of 1969.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 9/17/2018.

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