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State (aka Pitts) Theatre, Culpeper, VA

Pitts Theatre - National Register of Historic Places Ref # 8000420, date listed 20080515

. 303-307 S. Main St.

. Culpeper, VA (Culpeper County)

. The State Theatre was built by State Senator Benjamin Pitts in 1938 as a vaudeville movie house, and was originally named the Pitts Theatre. The building featured an art deco façade, as was the prevalent style for movie houses in that era, with a modest interior. Of the thirty theatres that Senator Pitts built in the state of Virginia, there are only two that are still in use as a movie theatre—the State Theatre of Culpeper and The Royal located in Front Royal, VA. The Pitts family leased the theatre to Regal Cinemas in 1973, and it was renamed The State Theatre. For nearly fifty-five years the theatre served as Culpeper’s primary movie theatre. (1)

. References (1) Culpeper Theater

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