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Henrico Theater opened its doors on April 25, 1938.  Tickets were only a quarter (25¢) for adults and a dime (10¢) for children!  The design of the building is in the art deco style that was popular in the 1930s. It was owned by the Somma family who also built Byrd Theater in downtown Richmond ten years earlier (1928).  During the 1940s it was a designated as a World War II bomb shelter, but was never used for that purpose.  Over the years it lost business, and in 1996 the theater closed. However, Henrico County purchased it and refurbished it to its former glory.  Its grand reopening was in 2007. You can still see movies here for just $1 on Fridays and Saturdays, and the theater hosts live shows and other events. 

Updated 9/4/2011