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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.

TIMELINE
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.

Directions

Directions

  • 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              

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre: The Manchurian Candidate

  • April 11, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him. View Details

Midnight Movie at Grandin Theatre: Purple Rain

  • April 17, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't… View Details

Midnight Movies at the Grandin Theatre: "Purple Rain"

  • April 17, 2015
  • Location: The Grandin Theatre
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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FREE Midnight Movies at the Grandin Theatre showing "Purple Rain"  A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much… View Details

2015 Grandin Theatre Film Festival

  • April 30 – May 2, 2015
  • Location: The Grandin Theatre
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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The 2015 Grandin Theatre Film Festival - celebrating independent film and the cinematic arts!     Details to come!    View Details

5th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival at The Grandin Theatre

  • May 1, 2015
  • Location: The Grandin Theatre
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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The Bike Shorts Film Festival features shorts films produced by local, national and international filmmakers featuring bicycles, bicyclists, and… View Details

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre: The Producers

  • May 9, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop. View Details

Midnight Movie at Grandin Theatre: True Romance

  • May 15, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it. View Details

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre -- Modern Times

  • June 13, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. View Details

Midnight Movie at Grandin Theatre: Dazed and Confused

  • June 19, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976. View Details

Midnight Movie -- Jaws

  • June 20, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set… View Details

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre -- The Big Sleep

  • July 11, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. View Details

Midnight Movie at Grandin Theatre: Friday

  • July 17, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.… View Details

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre: A Fistful of Dollars

  • August 8, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. View Details

Midnight Movie at Grandin Theatre: Fight Club

  • August 14, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club… View Details

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre: In the Heat of the Night

  • September 12, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. View Details

Midnight Movie at Grandin Theatre: The Usual Suspects

  • September 18, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random… View Details

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  • October 10, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. View Details

Midnight Movie at Grandin Theatre: American Psycho

  • October 23, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his… View Details

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre: Annie Hall

  • November 14, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. View Details

Classic Film Series at Grandin Theatre: Miracle on 34th Street

  • December 12, 2015
  • Location: Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Address: 1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is… View Details


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