Historic theater alternates between quality first-run movies, cult faves and independent cinema.. In Short This movie theater in the Ghent section of downtown Norfolk is reputedly among the oldest theaters on the East Coast. Since the early 1970s, it has functioned as the art house and revival theater in the funky neighborhood. First-run cinema is sprinkled in with a program of independent, foreign and limited-release features. The old-fashioned single-screen theater has a 70mm screen, Dolby stereo sound and comfy seats.