Monday, June 25, 2012

From the Archive - The New American Theatre 1988

Yashica 12 Yashinon 80mm f3.5 Kodak Tri-X Professional HC-110 Dil. B - A place of many great nights and fond memories, the New American Theatre is Phoebus VA., has had a long and varied history. It started life as a Vaudeville Theatre, The American Theatre,  in 1908 and declined over the years to the imfamous Lee Adult Theatre, and X-Rated right of passage for the young man of Hampton and Phoebus VA, in the 70's and early 80's. The picture above shows the the revived New American Theatre of the late 80's. A Movie Theatre/Restaurant, that hosted live bands on weekend nights. I was a frequent guest of the New America Theatre as both a customer and a musician. The building has now been restored resemble its original 1908 incarnation and has reverted back to the original American Theatre name.

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