The Shepherdstown Opera House

131 W. German Street
P.O. Box 479
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 1.304.876.3704


The Shepherdstown Opera House, one of the nation's oldest movie theatres, first begin showing films in 1909, drawing crowds from afar to see the flickering silent films accompanied by the obligatory piano player and a Moler pipe organ. The first theatre in the area to make the transition to sound, the Opera House began showing "talkies" in 1928 and operated continuously until 1958, when it was closed and abandoned. It sat vacant and neglected until buyers Pam and Rusty Berry completed a two-year renovation and reopened the historic theatre in 1992. Once again, the Opera House sparkles with life, using the finest projection and sound systems available to entertain a new generation with the best movies being made today.  Current owner Larry Cumbo has added live music into the mix, hosting musical artists like Dr. John, the Hillbilly Gypsies and Peter Rowan on the Opera House stage.

The Easter Bunny will hit German Street on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. and a self-guided story walk will be held at the Little House on both Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April .18th.  The Easter Egg Hunt will take place immediately after the parads on Saturday on the grounds of White Hall.  The Little House will NOT be open on Easter Sunday.

The second annual GardenFest arrives on May 17 & 18, featuring the Back Alley Garden Tour & Tea which will include a self-guided walking tour of more than a dozen private gardens rarely open to the public and an elegant afternoon tea.

Both days will also be full of many other garden-related activities, including demonstrations and exhibits about horticulture, landscaping, composting, beekeeping, raising chickens, indoor gardening, flower arranging, and more. Please see our website for more information.

Find more Shepherdstown and surrounding area travel information at Go Blue Ridge Travel.

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