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    New Development Threatens West Virginia s Grandest Theatrical Showcase HUNTINGTON, WV — The Keith-Albee, a Thomas Lamb designed movie palace, has operated
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 14, 2004
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      New Development Threatens West Virginia's Grandest Theatrical Showcase



      HUNTINGTON, WV — The Keith-Albee, a Thomas Lamb designed movie
      palace, has operated continuously since the Depression. The theater
      still shows first run movies. In the 70s, it was delicately divided
      into a main auditorium and three small theaters.

      Now, the Dept. of Transportation has funded an intermodal facility a
      block away that includes funding for a stadium seating multiplex
      theater. Derek Hyman, president of the Greater Huntington Theatre
      Corp., indicated that the Keith will close shortly after the
      federally underwritten replacement opens. No studies have been
      conducted (as required by federal law) on the impact upon the
      activities at the Keith-Albee.

      Thus, as Rusty Marks writes in the Charleston Gazette: "Like a
      beautiful heroine tied to the railroad tracks in an old-fashioned
      movie, the curtain could soon be coming down on West Virginia's Grand
      Old Lady of Cinema." More info is available at
      http://www.savekeithalbee.us
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