Landmark Theater (Richmond, Virginia)

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Altria Theater
Landmark Theater Richmond Virginia.jpg
Address 6 N Laurel Street
City Richmond, Virginia
Country United States
Architect Marcellus Wright Sr., Charles M. Robinson
Owned by City of Richmond
Capacity 3,565
Type Opera House
Opened Oct. 28, 1927
Other names ACCA Temple Shrine, the Mosque
The Mosque
Part of Monroe Park Historic District[1] (#84003572)
Designated CP

July 05, 1984

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Website
http://www.altriatheater.com/

The Altria Theater in Richmond, Virginia, United States is a theater at the southwest corner of Monroe Park, the largest venue of Richmond CenterStage's performing arts complex. Formerly known as "The Mosque" and "The Landmark," the Altria was constructed in 1926 to be used by the Shriners as the ACCA Temple Shrine. The city purchased the building in the 1940s and refurbished it between 1994 and 1995. In 1995 the name was officially changed from The Mosque to Landmark Theater.[3] After a $10 million renovation gift from the company, the theater was officially dubbed the Altria Theater.[4] It is currently a very popular venue, hosting a number of big-name musical and theatrical performers each year.

The theater was designed in Moorish Revival style by Marcellus Wright, Sr. in association with Charles M. Robinson and Charles Custer Robinson in 1925 and completed in 1926.[5]

Theater Statistics[edit]

  • Theater capacity: 3,565 seats
  • Ballroom capacity: 1,100 persons
  • Ballroom dimensions: 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2)

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Coordinates: 37°32′46″N 77°27′08″W / 37.546236°N 77.452208°W / 37.546236; -77.452208