Vinegar Hill Theater
Vinegar Hill Theater was an independent movie theater in downtown Charlottesville. It showed domestic and international films and participated in the Virginia Film Festival and the Virginia Film Society. The theater closed following a final showing on August 4, 2013.
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The theater was opened in 1976 by Chief Gordon and Ann Porotti as a classic movie venue in a former garage and motorcycle showroom. Porotti sold the theater in 2008 to Adam Greenbaum of Visualite Cinemas in Staunton. In February 2013, the theater installed new digital projectors costing $60,000. But it was unable to compete with the Regal Cinema multiplex that opened in Stonefield in fall 2012. The last film shown was Much Ado About Nothing on August 4, 2013.
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