Richmond’s 1926 Moorish revival Altria Theater was originally built and used by the Shriners as the ACCA Temple Shrine. It was purchased by the city and was known as The Mosque (theater) in the 1940’s. In 1995 its name was changed to the Landmark and following a restoration in 2014, it reopened as the Altria Theater.
During the restoration project, EverGreene restored decorative paint throughout the Altria’s lobby, auditorium and lounge areas, replicated documented historic stenciling and cleaned the original murals. Our craftsmen installed Venetian plaster in the box office area and the corridors outside the auditorium, and replicated the large-scale ornament surrounding the auditorium’s ceiling light fixtures. EverGreene artists and designers recreated historic decorations for the Egyptian-themed ballroom then installed them, on site, along with new decorative paint treatments.