Iconic Grandin Theatre marquee.
Built in 1932, the Grandin Theatre thrives as the last remaining independent cinema palace in the Roanoke Valley, and operates as a first-run multiplex with four screens. The Grandin Theatre is supported by the Grandin Theatre Foundation and operates as a nonprofit arts and cultural institiution and cultural icon in the region. The theatre also serves as the cultural, economic, and geographic anchor for the Grandin Village and Raleigh Court area. The Village is widely regarded as one of the regions most socially conscious neighborhoods, and the best example of a mixed-use community in the southwest Virginia.
Interior view of concessions with neon.
The Grandin Theatre supports art-house independent programming including dramas, documentaries, foreign films, blockbusters, kid/family friendly programming, and cerebral style story telling. Annually, the majority of best picture nominated films and actors/actresses come through the Grandin Theatre's screens.
Grandin Theatre Film Lab students set-up a shoot in Grandin Village.
With 70,000+ visitors a year, the Grandin also serves the community as mixed-used facility and cultural community center. Renting the theatre for birthdays, business seminars, community conversations, weddings, art exhibits, receptions, private parties, and church services
are all part of the community based model. In addition the Grandin Theatre Foundation also supports its educational outreach through a wide range of educational matinees for student viewings, the West End Walk
program, and the Grandin Theatre Film Lab, an afterschool annual experiential program for young teenage filmmakers.
Grandin Theatre staff, 1939.
Interior, Main Theatre for a Batman themed wedding.