Vinegar Hill Theater closing

October 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

Also, the Vinegar Hill Theater is closing.

This is their last weekend. The word on the street is that they’ll re-open in two weeks under new management.

It’s a sad thing to hear. They’ve been bringing great independant films to town since 1976, and I saw a great many excellent films there over the years I’ve lived here. Hopefully someone’s willing to buy up the place and keep it running; more details as they become available… (UPDATE: the rumors are looking good… check the Hook).

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  • 1 Jones // Oct 30, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Vinegar Hill NOT closing.

    (quote)–

    “We’re taking over Vinegar Hill,” exclaims Adam Greenbaum, owner of Staunton’s own Visulite Cinemas, the art house that opened in 2006. Greenbaum says Vinegar Hill will indeed close down after Sunday— but only for two weeks.

    “We’re going to get in there, do some technical upgrades primarily, and reopen on November 14 with Rachel Getting Married,” Greenbaum explains.”

    Full story:

    http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2008/10/29/vinegar-hill-back-from-the-dead/

  • 2 James // Oct 30, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Aha! Good to hear. I talked to Hain (VHT’s projectionist) about an hour before that story was posted on the Hook — he said they had a guy who was interested but it wasn’t a done deal yet.

  • 3 James // Apr 5, 2009 at 3:18 am

    So, clicking through my own archives (tacky? I don’t even know) I came across this piece from last Oct. What’s funny about it is that Jones & I now both work at Vinegar Hill… heck, we pretty much run the place (with plenty of help & supervision). What a difference 5 months makes…