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Altria Theater

Altria Theater
ACCA Temple Shrine, the Mosque
Address 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, Virginia
United States
Owner City of Richmond
Type Opera House
Capacity 3,565
Construction
Opened Oct. 28, 1927
Rebuilt During 2013 and 2014
Architect Marcellus Wright Sr., Charles M. Robinson
Website
http://www.altriatheater.com/
The Mosque
Part of Monroe Park Historic District[1] (#84003572)
Designated CP

July 05, 1984

[2]

The Altria Theater in Richmond, Virginia, United States is a theater at the southwest corner of Monroe Park, the largest venue of Richmond CenterStage's performing arts complex. Formerly known as The Mosque and The Landmark, the Altria Theater was constructed in 1926 to be used by the Shriners as the ACCA Temple Shrine. The city purchased the building in the 1940s and refurbished it between 1994 and 1995. In 1995 the name was officially changed from The Mosque to Landmark Theater.[3] After a $10 million renovation gift from the company, the theater was officially dubbed the Altria Theater in February 2014.[4] It is currently a very popular venue, hosting a number of big-name musical and theatrical performers each year.

The theater was designed in Moorish Revival style by Marcellus Wright, Sr. in association with Charles M. Robinson and Charles Custer Robinson in 1925 and completed in 1926.[5]

Theater Statistics

  • Theater capacity: 3,565 seats
  • Ballroom capacity: 1,100 persons
  • Ballroom dimensions: 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2)

References

  1. ^ "Monroe Park Historic District National Register Nomination" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  3. ^ Daily Press, April 14, 1997
  4. ^ http://www.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/arts-literature/theater/landmark-theater-is-now-the-altria-theater/article_35fabec5-2a55-5824-a569-7e7586a378a5.html
  5. ^ Landmark Theater

External links

  • Private page with many pictures and detailed information about historic performances
  • Landmark Theater information page


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