One of Hopewell’s most visible landmarks, the Beacon Theatre opened in 1928 and captured the hearts of filmgoers until its closing in 1981. Today the Beacon has been restored and reopened as a performing arts venue, hosting a year-round schedule of concerts by nationally known musicians, artistic and performing arts events, as well as a wine festival, weddings, balls and corporate meetings. The Beacon features a 637-seat, art deco theatre.