The 3rd annual Jimmy Dean Music Festival takes place at the historic Beacon Theatre.
Beacon Theatre, also known as the Broadway Theatre and Pythian Lodge, is a
historic theatre building located at Hopewell, Virginia. It was built in 1928, and is a three-story, vaudeville and movie theater with storefront commercial space, second-floor apartments and third-floor meeting space. It has Colonial Revival and Art Deco style details. The building features decorative bands of flush brickwork punctuated with rectangular cast-stone corner blocks and cast-stone detailing in the parapet coping; the theater is adorned with classical plaster friezes, an elaborate proscenium, and a cove ceiling in the auditorium. The Beacon Theatre remained a theater offering live performances and movies until it closed in 1981. It later reopened.