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Henrico Theatre

2007 Photo from the Jim Johnson collection
305 E Nine Mile Rd
Highland Springs VA 23075

Live Theatre National Register 2005
Record #3813  
 Opened: April 25, 1938
Capacity: 400 seats
Architect(s): Edward F Sinnott Sr
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register: 2005
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Jim Johnson.

The Henrico Theatre held its Grand [Re-]Opening on Saturday, October 27, 2007. This celebration is the result of a $5.8 million renovation, restoration and expansion effort, which was undertaken by its current owner, the County of Henrico. It was purchased in 1999 by the County.

Opening its doors on Monday evening, April 25, 1938, the Henrico Theatre has an Art Deco design with a facade of monolithic concrete. Richmond native Edward F. Sinnott, Sr. was the theatre's architect. Original owners were Charles A. Somma and B. N. Somma of Richmond, Virginia. These two gentlemen were builders of Richmond's Byrd Theatre in 1928. Current seating capacity is 400, compared to original capacity of 825. This is due in part to expansion of the inner lobby into the auditorium proper.

The opening attraction for this suburban theatre in 1938 was "Thin Ice" with Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power and Arthur Treacher. Adult admission was 25 cents and children were admitted for 10 cents.

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October 2007 photos from the Jim Johnson collection.

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2007 photos from the Jim Johnson collection.

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September 2004 photos from the Scott Norwood collection.

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2003 photos from the Scott Norwood collection.

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2001 photos from the Scott Norwood collection.

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