You are here

Dixie Theatre

-A A +A
New Theatre
1912, T. J. Collins and Son; later interior alterations. 125 E. Beverley St.
  • (HABS; Photograph by Renee Bieretz)
  • (HABS; Photograph by Renee Bieretz)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Collins designed the New Theatre for Albert Schultz to accommodate stage and film performances. In 1936 after a fire gutted the interior, it was remodeled as a movie house. Remodeled again, the interior is reconfigured with three auditoria. But the exterior retains much of its showy design, providing a colorful and decorative note to the street with tall arched windows inlaid with glazed terra-cotta tiles in colors of blue, green, and yellow, and a row of sculpted theatrical masks along the upper portion of the brick walls. The first story has been altered. The theater closed in 2014, and was purchased along with the adjacent Arcadia Building in 2019 by the nonprofit Arcadia Project, which intends to transform the buildings to accommodate theaters, event spaces, media studios, classes, workshops, cultural programs, and more.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
×

Data

Timeline

  • 1912

    Built
  • 1936

    Remodeled
  • 2014

    Closed

What's Nearby

Citation

Anne Carter Lee, "Dixie Theatre", [Staunton, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-AU8.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,