Lynchburg Then and Now - The Isis Theater on Main St.

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    The Isis Theater operated from at least 1918 to 1950 at 615 Main St., and was located squarely in the middle of the south side of the 600 block, a block which is now the site of a Holiday Inn hotel.

    Former Lynchburg resident R.D. Floyd says, "I saw many Saturday movies there as a kid. The movie screen was at the front of the building so that when you went in to find your seat the movie was behind you."

    1920 photo of the Isis Theater courtesy of Charles Stinson, author of the locally-published Madison Heights history books, "Hogtown" and "Hogtown 2."

    1. is gone [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      Wow. I had no idea. What a beautiful old building, such a shame it's gone.

    2. RosieRNMCV 41 months ago | reply

      Yes. our previous city council members were very short-sighted when it came to our older buildings. Their focus was entirely monetary.

    3. bakingbill 16 months ago | reply

      This is one of those B&A shots that makes you gnash your teeth in frustration! Unfortunately, this sort of "forward thinking" was all too common in many American cities. This theater is a bygone example of when going to a movie was an escape to glamour.

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