Beacon Theatre (Hopewell, Virginia)
Beacon Theatre, May, 2007
|Location||401 N. Main St., Hopewell, Virginia|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Edwards, Osbert L.; Bishop, Fred|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Art Deco|
|NRHP reference #||00001434|
|Added to NRHP||November 22, 2000|
|Designated VLR||June 14, 2000|
Beacon Theatre, also known as the Broadway Theatre and Pythian Lodge, is a historic theatre building located at Hopewell, Virginia. It was built in 1928, and is a three-story, vaudeville and movie theater with storefront commercial space, second-floor apartments and third-floor meeting space. It has Colonial Revival and Art Deco style details. The building features decorative bands of flush brickwork punctuated with rectangular cast-stone corner blocks and cast-stone detailing in the parapet coping; the theater is adorned with classical plaster friezes, an elaborate proscenium, and a cove ceiling in the auditorium. The Beacon Theatre remained a theater offering live performances and movies until it closed in 1981. It later reopened.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- B.J. Loudermilk (April 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Beacon Theatre" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
- Hopewell Beacon Theater
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