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May 10, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Amusement in Buckingham County: The Movies

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This month, the image on the 2013 Historic Buckingham Calendar reveals that Hollywood movies were projected at the Arvonia High School. Was this a regular occurrence?

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, if you lived in northern Buckingham, you could patronize Victory Hall in Scottsville.  For more visit Scottsville Museum’s tribute to the theater at Victory Hall.

If you lived in southeastern Buckingham, you could drive to the State Theatre in Farmville.  Learn more about it at Cinema Treasures.

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Mid-20th century, the Dillwyn Movie Theater was operated by the iron-fisted Mrs. Ponton.  You can read more about it in Martha Louis’ article, “The Dillwyn Movie Theater,” in the July 6–August 2, 2012 issue of the Buckingham Beacon.

If you have stories about going to the movies in Buckingham County, please comment here or write to me at jlyeck@gmail.com.

Remember, if you don’t live in or near Buckingham, you can always purchase your Historic Buckingham calendar by mail. For details see Historic Buckingham’s website: Items For Sale.

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  1. Bea / May 10 2013 11:12 am

    Ah, those were the days! A movie and a serial for just a quarter (plus a small war tax). Don’t know how good the movie was but I’m sure the people still had fun.

    • Joanne Yeck / May 10 2013 11:21 am

      Fun all day on a quarter!

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