Lincoln Theatre (Marion, Virginia)

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Lincoln Theatre
Lincoln Theatre, October 2006
Lincoln Theatre (Marion, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Lincoln Theatre (Marion, Virginia)
Location 117 E. Main St., Marion, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50′0″N 81°31′9″W / 36.83333°N 81.51917°W / 36.83333; -81.51917Coordinates: 36°50′0″N 81°31′9″W / 36.83333°N 81.51917°W / 36.83333; -81.51917
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1929 (1929)
Architect Eubank & Caldwell; Novelty Scenic Studios
Architectural style Exotic Revival, Mayan Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 92001710[1]
VLR # 119-0009
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 17, 1992
Designated VLR October 21, 1992[2]

Lincoln Theatre is a historic theatre building located at Marion, Smyth County, Virginia. It was opened in 1929, and is a three-story theater located behind the Royal Oak Apartment House. Access to the theatre is through a broad arcade on the ground floor of the apartment house. The interior of the theatre is designed to suggest an ancient Mayan temple. It also features six large paintings, depicting scenes from American and local history. The theatre closed in 1977.[3] It later reopened in the 2000s as a community performing arts center.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1] It is located in the Marion Historic District.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Mack H. Sturgill (September 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Lincoln Theatre". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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