Pearis Theater Real Estate

Historic Pearis Theater


  •   111 main street, Pearisburg, VA 24134, US


Own a Piece of History

Real Estate Auction

Historical Pearis Theater

111 Main Street

Pearisburg, VA




12:00 NOON


January 26th, 2024


History of Pearis Theater:


The Pearis Theater opened its doors on December 20th, 1939, and was constructed by the Star Amusement Company in cooperation with the local Witten family.  The theater is an “L” shaped structure, with a one-lot lobby and an auditorium that extends three lots.  The adjoining building, known as the Wittten building, was constructed at the same time, which accommodated retail activity on the first floor and housed professional offices on the second floor.  A fire in the 1950’s gutted the Witten Building, which, once rehabilitated, lost its historic integrity.  The Pearis Theater, however, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for being a rare example of Art Deco architecture in Southwestern Virginia and for the local recreational and cultural significance of the building.  The name “Pearis” was named after Capt. George Pearis who served with Montgomery County, Virginia Militia during the American Revolution and was the town’s namesake.


The Future of the Theater:


Possibilities are endless!  Return the Theater to it’s Glory, Convert to Housing, New Restaurant or Retail Space….it is an open canvas!  Pearisburg, Virginia is a small town offering a historic downtown with quaint shops and restaurants, murals painted by a local artist and Inns.  It is only 40 minutes from Roanoke, Virginia and 20 minutes from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech.



Important Details:


  • Tax Map Number:  40A-11-1 and 40A-11-2
  • Zoned: T
  • Approximately 6, 436 Square Feet
  • Upstairs last used as apartment/housing
  • Main Floor still in theater format
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992
  • STARTING BID ONLY $12,000!!!

The property will be sold “as is” with no warranties, either expressed or implied, except as to Seller’s warranty of good and unencumbered title, possession at settlement, and otherwise as required by law.  10% of the high bid must be paid on the day of sale.  We accept cash or check with bank letter of guaranteed funds. Balance due at closing within 45 days at which time a deed will be delivered. A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the final hammer price. All information derived from reliable sources believed correct, but not guaranteed. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own judgment and inspection. Announcements from the auction block take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made. Linkous Auction Group is acting exclusively on behalf of the seller in this transaction.