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THREATENED: Westhampton Thr/Richmond VA

A note from JIM JOHNSON in Virginia:

One more Richmond, VA theatre in the spotlight.

This article was printed in the November 1st edition of Style Weekly.  The link for the article is listed below.  

http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/westhampton-theater-slated-for-development/Content?oid=1628976

Just as an FYI, the Westhampton Theatre has been one of the premier theatres in Richmond.  In recent years, its menu has consisted of foreign and art house films.  Back in the early ’80′s, Neighborhood Theatres Incorporated converted the theatre from a single screen house to a twin cinema.  This was done by ennclosing the balcony and installing a second screen.  When the theatre first open, antique furniture and pictures were specifically selected for the Westhampton.  It has been a class theatre for many, many years.

During the days of “roadshows”, the Westhampton exhibited such films as “My Fair Lady”, “2001:  A Space Odyssey”, “Star”, “The Shoes of the Fisherman”, “Hello Dolly!” and many more.  It is sad to think that we may lose this 70+ year old theatre

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