In 1947, the Island Theatre on Chincoteague first opened its doors and issued in a new era of live and movie entertainment for island residents and visitors. The theatre, now restored, owned, and managed by the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization, will be marking its 75th year with multiple special events in addition to our regular events and movies.
The anniversary celebration starts with a gift to the community and patrons who have supported the theatre for so many years. On the first Sunday afternoon of each month from June through December, the theatre will be showing a classic movie from 1947. Matinee showtime is 3:00 p.m., and admission is free for these special movies.
While we can’t guarantee that these movies were shown in the theatre in 1947, it’s certainly possible that they were. So come to the Island Theatre to see these movies for a nostalgic trip back in time.
December 4: “The Bishop’s Wife” – A mysterious stranger comes at Christmas time to help a bishop and his wife in their quest to raise money to build a new church. Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven.