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Historic Movie Theaters of Huntington Tour

Created by Emma Satterfield on December 5th 2019, 5:16:41 pm.

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Throughout most of the twentieth century, Huntington’s moviegoers had a wide variety of theaters to choose from. Many of the largest and grandest theaters were clustered along downtown’s 4th Avenue, while several smaller theaters were situated in the city’s neighborhoods. Huntington’s local theaters enjoyed success for decades until economic changes - the rise of multi-screen cinemas, in particular - and shifting demographics eventually led the majority to close their doors. Some of these theaters still stand today, but many have been demolished, leaving only photographs and fond memories behind. This tour guides visitors to many of Huntington’s historic theaters, from the famous downtown Keith-Albee to the lesser-known Beverly Theater in southeast Huntington.