OUR HISTORY

THE GRANADA THEATER

“The opening of the Granada represents the first step in our goal of creating opportunities for entertainment, employment, and education in downtown Bluefield," said Brian Tracey, Executive Director of The Bluefield Arts and Revitalization Corporation. 

The Granada Theater opened January 2, 1928, with Mary Astor in "Rose of the Golden West."  The building was modernized in 1949 to the plans of architect E. H. Geissler. The theater was built for Vaudeville Acts and brought many talents to the area such as legendary contralto Marian Anderson, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Greer Carson. 

In 2012, several Bluefield residents came together to begin the journey of restoring the building according to historic preservation guidelines.  It is now ready to be unveiled and enjoyed by the public.  The theater will not only show movies, but will also host concerts and theatrical productions throughout the year.

THE GRANADA THEATRE, 1928

The Granada Theater opened January 2, 1928, with Mary Astor in "Rose of the Golden West."

The Granada Theater was modernized in 1949 to the plans of architect E. H. Geissler. The theater was built for Vaudeville Acts and brought many talents to the area such as Marian AndersonFrank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Greer Carson

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