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Grandin Theatre

  • 1310 Grandin Road SW
  • Roanoke, VA 24015
  • Phone: (540) 345-6377
  • Alternative Phone: (540) 345-6177 (Box Office)
  • Fax: (540) 345-7404
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The Grandin Theatre is a non-profit movie theatre specializing in art house, independent, foreign and children`s films, as well as mainstream films.

Group Tour Services: Upon Request

Meeting Facilities: Meeting space available during Fall hours in all 4 theatres; Upstairs lobby available for art exhibits

Admission Rates:

  • Adults $7.25
  • Students $6.00
  • Corporate Passes & Special Shows available

General Information about Grandin Theatre

Built: 1931
Opened: March 26, 1932
Architect: John Zink
2002 Renovation Architect: Rife + Wood Architects
Original number of seats: 944
Current number of seats: 509 (Main: 323, UL: 74, UR: 74, SR: 38)
Ghosts: ?
Grandin Print artist: Greg Osterhaus
Grandin Trailer animator: Will Robertson (former employee)

Trivia Fact
•    The Grandin was the first theatre in Roanoke built to play “talkie” movies.

1931 – Construction begins. Architect – John Zink
1932 – March 26th – Theatre opens. First movie is Arrowsmith.
1964 – $40,000 renovation.
1976 – The Grandin closes.
1976 – Mill Mountain Theatre uses the Grandin for stage productions.
1983 – Jack Andrews buys the Grandin; screens classics, second run movies and art films. He also presents live shows. During this time, John Lee Hooker and The Dead Kennedys play the Grandin.
1985 – Closed again. Financial woes cited.
1986 – Julie Hunsaker manages the theatre. Owned by brother, Jim Lindsey.
1989 – Scenes from Dudley Moore’s film, Crazy People, are set at the Grandin.
1990 – In the area to film What About Bob?, Bill Murray hosts a benefit to help the Grandin pay it’s bills.
1999 – Hunsaker purchases the property from Lindsey.
2001 – October 23rd, Grandin Theatre Foundation forms and is incorporated under guidance of Ed Walker and Warner Dalhouse.
2001 – November 11th – Theatre closes. The last film shown is The Last Picture Show.
2002 – October 20th – After the Grandin Theatre Foundation raised the funds to buy and renovate the theatre, it reopens. The first movie is the French film, Mostly Martha.



  • Major Access Routes: I-581, US 220
  • Directions: From I-81, take Exit 143 to I-581 towards Roanoke. Go approximately 5 miles on I-581 and take Exit 5 onto Williamson Road. Take Williamson Road for approximately 1/4 mile and then turn right on Campbell Avenue. Continue on Campbell Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto 13th Street. 13th Street will become Memorial Avenue and you will cross over Memorial Bridge as you enter into the Grandin Village community. After approximately 1 mile on 13th/Memorial Ave, turn left on Grandin Road into the heart of Grandin Village and the theatre will be on your left.
Things to Do

Things to Do

  • Admission Rates: Matinee: $7.50 General Admission: $9.50
  • Sunday Hours: 12:30pm - 10:00pm (Summer & Fall)
  • Monday Hours: 12:30pm-10:00pm (Summer) 4:30pm-10:00pm (Fall)
  • Tuesday Hours: 12:30pm-10:00pm (Summer) 4:30pm-10:00pm (Fall)
  • Wednesday Hours: 12:30pm-10:00pm (Summer) 4:30pm-10:00pm (Fall)
  • Thursday Hours: 12:30pm-10:00pm (Summer) 4:30pm-10:00pm (Fall)
  • Friday Hours: 12:30pm - 10:00pm (Summer & Fall)
  • Saturday Hours: 12:30pm - 10:00pm (Summer & Fall)
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
Grandin Theatre Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 4
  • Theatre Capacity: 508
  • Exhibit Space:
  • Description: During the Winter/Spring/Fall, the Theatre is available to be used Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm.
Meeting Facility Rooms
Rm. Name Sq. Ft. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Main Auditorium   0   X       320              
Upstairs Right Theatre   0   X       75              
Upstairs Left Theatre   0   X       75              
Screening Room   0   X       38              

FREE Saturday Morning Friendship Classic Movie Series at The Grandin Theatre

  • June 14 – December 13, 2014
  • Location: The Grandin Theatre
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday
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