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Dixie Theatre (New Theatre)

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New Theatre
1912, T. J. Collins and Son; later interior alterations. 125 E. Beverley St.

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.

Writing Credits

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

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