Apollo Theatre (Martinsburg, West Virginia)

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Apollo Theatre
Apollo Theatre, Martinsburg WV.jpg
Apollo Theatre (Martinsburg, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Apollo Theatre (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
Apollo Theatre (Martinsburg, West Virginia) is located in the United States
Apollo Theatre (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
LocationMartinsburg, West Virginia
Coordinates39°27′30.42″N 77°57′43.56″W / 39.4584500°N 77.9621000°W / 39.4584500; -77.9621000Coordinates: 39°27′30.42″N 77°57′43.56″W / 39.4584500°N 77.9621000°W / 39.4584500; -77.9621000
ArchitectReginald Geare, Chapman E. Kent
NRHP reference #79002569[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 11, 1979
For other theatres named Apollo, see Apollo Theatre (disambiguation)

The Apollo Theatre in Martinsburg, West Virginia was designed by architect Reginald Geare with local architect Chapman E. Kent, and built in 1913 by theater owner H. P. Thorn. As constructed it had a seating capacity of 1000, and was used for movies, vaudeville and concerts. Upper floors provided meeting spaces for large groups.[2]

The Apollo Theatre is operated as a community-supported facility. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] It is included in the Downtown Martinsburg Historic District.

Interior of the Apollo Theatre


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Michael J. Pauley and Rodney S. Collins (September 12, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Apollo Theatre" (pdf). National Park Service.