Robey Theatre

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Robey Theatre
Robey Theatre in Spencer, West Virginia (2010).jpg
The theater in 2010
Robey Theatre is located in West Virginia
Robey Theatre
Robey Theatre is located in the United States
Robey Theatre
Location318 Main St., Spencer, West Virginia
Coordinates38°48′8.3″N 81°21′4.8″W / 38.802306°N 81.351333°W / 38.802306; -81.351333Coordinates: 38°48′8.3″N 81°21′4.8″W / 38.802306°N 81.351333°W / 38.802306; -81.351333
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
ArchitectCarmichael & Millspaugh
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Classical Revival, Italian Renaissance
NRHP reference #89000182 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 29, 1989

Robey Theatre is a historic theater located at Spencer, Roane County, West Virginia. It was built in 1911 and extensively remodeled in 1926. It is a three-story, five bay wide Neoclassical / Italian Renaissance style building. The front facade features a large central entrance bay, with a ticket booth flanked on both sides by two sets of double doors. Above the entrance is a marquee anchored to the second floor by chains and distinctive neon sign above. It is one of the oldest continuously operating movie theaters in the United States.[2]

The Robey Theatre is currently owned by Aaron and Melissa Richardson.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 29, 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Thomas Swift Landon (November 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Robey Theatre" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-09.

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