In the weeks and months to come, there will be a variety of movies and programming at the historic Ashland Theater. The Town of Ashland now owns the theater, as a result of it generously being donated by Jean and A.D. Whittaker, and plans are afoot to restore this beautiful theater. While those plans are taking shape, a local group of volunteers are running the theater and helping create some energy and support for this important project.



Ashland Santa Photos!

Many thanks to all who came out to visit the Ashland Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Elves & the Snow Queen.  A special thanks goes to our photographers for sharing these photos.  Click on the link below and if you have any questions – please email COTUTheater@gmail.com or call 804.304.5588.  Many Thanks.

Ashland Santa Visit on November 23rd 

Ashland Santa Visit on December 4th & 5th

Ashland Santa Visit on December 6th


Announcing The Ashland Film Club!

Join us for these exclusive screenings and discussions in February and March!

Ashland Film Club

Special Rate for Students! Only $25/each for all four films.

Join Online Here, or you can mail your membership donations to:
Ashland Main Street Association
PO Box 33
Ashland, VA 23005

Please make checks payable to the Ashland Main Street Association and note “Film Club” on your check.

The Ashland Main Street Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” Saturday Dec 20th 7:30pm


christmas vacation movie poster


Laughter is a form of exercise.  Get a workout at the Ashland Theater!  The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.  Hilarious!  Rated PG-13   Doors to the theater open at 6pm.  Previews at 7pm & showtime 7:30pm.  Click HERE to buy tickets.

“Elf” Sunday, Dec. 21st 3pm

ElfCheck out  how “Buddy”  a human was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and is raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves.   Rated PG – You will truly enjoy this modern Christmas classic with your entire family.

Doors open at 2pm.  Previews begin at 2:30pm and showtime at 3pm.  Click HERE to buy tickets.