Apollo Civic Theatre

128 E. Martin St.
Martinsburg, WV
Berkeley County

In 1913, the Apollo Theatre became the social and cultural center for the Martinsburg area. It was built by owner H.P. Thorn and designed by architect Reginald Geare, notable for designing the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington DC. This three story, Classical Revival style building has served multiple purposes – presenting motion pictures, plays, and touring shows such as vaudeville, music groups, singers, and comics. The Apollo continues to provide a venue for classic films, as well as community gatherings such as weddings, parties, dances, etc. – along with its 6-play season and a Youth Summer Theatre Workshop. Its most striking features are the repeated segmental arches over each bay, in addition to triple-sash transoms; the bracketed cornice is also distinctive, with a brick balustrade above. (Listed NRHP 1978)

Read more about the history of the Apollo Civic Theatre here, and check out its schedule here.

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