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Grandin Theatre to remain closed until further notice, citing coronavirus concerns

People can still help the theatre while it’s closed

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ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke’s Grandin Theatre announced on Monday that it will be closed until further notice.

10 News reached out to the theatre for further clarification and was told, “to keep our patrons and staff safe the Grandin Theatre Board of Directors have decided to push back our re-opening date until further notice.”

While no date for Virginia entering Phase 3 has been announced, the majority of Virginia has been in Phase 2 since June 5.

As for the question of when will the Grandin Theatre reopen, here more of what 10 News was told:

“We will reassess the pandemic situation and its implications on the Roanoke Region and decide to either re-open or extend our self-closure based on revised data and other community organization reporting.”

Here’s the full statement from the theatre:

To all patrons, guests, staff, neighbors, partners, vendors and friends of the Grandin Theatre Foundation:

Due to concerns regarding the spread and proliferation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Grandin Theatre Foundation will be closed down to the public until further notice to encourage social distancing and discourage social interaction in public settings. Right now, we are scheduled to fall under Virginia's Phase 3 guidelines for public opening but we have no data as of yet.

We will reassess the pandemic situation and its implications on the Roanoke Region and decide when to open based on revised data and other community organization reporting. To all of you, thank you for your ongoing support of this remarkable facility, Roanoke's oldest arts and cultural organization. We encourage you be safe and follow health organization guidelines, be sanitary, limit interaction, and report yourself if you are symptomatic.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Ian M. Fortier

Executive Director

Grandin Theatre Foundation

While the theatre remains closed, there are a variety of ways people can still help. Some of these options include:


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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.