This Grand West Virginia Theatre Is One Of The Last Of Its Kind
In the 1920s, vaudeville entertainment was at its peak. The “Keith-Albee Circuit” was the premiere vaudeville booking company in the eastern United States, and a number of theatres were built just to accommodate their popular acts. The Keith-Albee Theatre in Huntington, West Virginia was one of those places.
Here’s a video about the restoration of Keith-Albee’s sign, by YouTube user ParisSigns.
You can read more about other restoration efforts here.
You can visit the Keith-Albee Theatre, now known as the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, at 925 4th Avenue Huntington, WV 25701. For upcoming events and more inforation, see the theatre’s website.
For another historic theatre in West Virginia, check out the Robey Theatre in Spencer, West Virginia. It’s one of the oldest movie theaters in the country.