PRESERVATION

OUR CAMPAIGNS
PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS

Once completed, this campaign will fund the general repairs of the Granada Theater. With a gift of $1000, donors will be recognized with a commemorative memorial in the theater's lobby. 

Your gift to the Bluefield Arts and Revitalization Corporation supports its mission of creating opportunities for entertainment, employment, and education in downtown Bluefield, WV.  

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
DONATE
NOW

Donations can be mailed to:

BARC

500 Bland St, Ste 1

Bluefield, WV  24701

PRESERVATION STARTS WITH YOU!

As part of the preservation and restoration of the City of Bluefield, the Bluefield Preservation Society's current project is the restoration of the historic Granada Theater, located on 537 Commerce Street.

The theater, which was closed in 1977, with your support, will soon come back to life. 

5cc653bc56ad2.image.jpg
OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Replaced the Granada roof
     

  • Replaced the Granada marquee
     

  • The exterior of the Granada cleaned
     

  • Replaced and re-glazed windows on the Granada
     

  • Paid over $100K for the architect and engineer's complete construction documents

10982740_10206469144820561_7125808246337
WURLITZER STYLE EX, OPUS 1790 THEATRE ORGAN 

The organ was installed and was opened by organist A.A. Ritter. The organ left the Granada many years ago and was taken to the Evans Theater in Indiana. From there it was transferred to Huntington and installed at the Keith Albee Theater.

A former resident of Bramwell, West Virginia, discovered the organ while teaching at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

11536113_10206439081508997_1423965710432
RETURNED TO BLUEFIELD IN 2015

The organ became available when the Keith Albee's original organ was found. 

The organ was returned to Bluefield in 2015 and is being reassembled by a specialized group.