Beacon Theatre (Hopewell, Virginia)

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Beacon Theatre
Beacon Theater, Hopewell, VA.jpg
Beacon Theatre, May, 2007
Beacon Theatre (Hopewell, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Beacon Theatre (Hopewell, Virginia)
Beacon Theatre (Hopewell, Virginia) is located in the US
Beacon Theatre (Hopewell, Virginia)
Location401 N. Main St., Hopewell, Virginia
Coordinates37°18′16″N 77°17′15″W / 37.30444°N 77.28750°W / 37.30444; -77.28750Coordinates: 37°18′16″N 77°17′15″W / 37.30444°N 77.28750°W / 37.30444; -77.28750
Arealess than one acre
Built1928 (1928)
ArchitectEdwards, Osbert L.; Bishop, Fred
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Art Deco
NRHP reference #00001434[1]
VLR #116-0010
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 22, 2000
Designated VLRJune 14, 2000[2]

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.[3] It later reopened.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ B.J. Loudermilk (April 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Beacon Theatre" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ Hopewell Beacon Theater