Ewing Theatre — Lee County, Virginia

This blog is usually filled with abandoned or old schools and/or post offices, but another one of my hobbies and joys is getting out and photographing and researching the history of old theaters like this one and drive ins.

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Ewing is located in what is locally known as “The Lower End”  or the western end of Lee County near Cumberland Gap.  In fact, Ewing is one of the western-most settlements in the state of Virginia.

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I’m not entirely sure when this theater….or theatre opened or closed.  My guess would be that it was constructed in the 1950s and probably closed in the 1980s.

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On Cinematreasures.org someone had posted links to news paper clippins showing show times for shows all the way up to 1979 when the movie “Superman” was playing.

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Children under 5 were admitted free at that time.  What a concept right?

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Today the building stands in a state of disrepair and is basically a hulled out shell of its self.  I would love to find pictures of this place in its heyday.

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1 thought on “Ewing Theatre — Lee County, Virginia”

  1. This theater was open at least as late as 1982 – when I was in kindergarten at nearby Ewing Elementary School, I remember our class took a “field trip” one morning and walked down to the theater to see the movie “Annie.”

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