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Robey Theater

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1911, 1926, Carmichael and Millspaugh. 318 Main St.

The impressive brick theater at the center of the commercial block west of the courthouse is one of the country's oldest continuously operating movie theaters. As built, it housed the theater on the first two floors and the Knights of Pythias on the third. The present facade and a rear extension date from a 1920s remodeling by a Columbus, Ohio, architecture firm. Above the first-floor entrance, the second floor has a series of arches, some blind, others containing windows. All are separated by Ionic pilasters, which are paired at the ends. A marquee and neon sign attached to the facade are notable features.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Robey Theater", [Spencer, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-RO2.

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