Pennsylvania Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Nineteenth Street Theatre
Allentown, PA
The Nineteenth Street Theatre opened in 1928 as a vaudeville house and later began showing movies. Since 1957, the theatre has been used for plays put on by the Civic Theatre of Allentown. Art films are also screened here. The original Moller Deluxe pipe organ is still in use. The marquee was restored in 1994. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Franklin Theatre
Allentown, PA
Ambler Theatre
Ambler, PA
The Franklin Theatre opened in 1913. It was renamed the Jennette Theatre in the 1950s. It screened art films and later porn films. Later, it was refurbished and reopened as the Franklin Theatre. This photo is from 2009. The building housed a church for many years after that. In 2017, the windows were papered over and it appeared the space was being readied for something else. There were no visible changes by 2021. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ambler Theatre was built in 1928 as the Ambler Warner Theatre. It closed around 1984. After an extensive renovation, it reopened in 2003 as a twin theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bala Cynwyd:
Bala Theatre

Granada Theatre [gone]
Beaver Falls, PA
Capitol Theatre
Bloomsburg, PA
The Granada Theatre was designed by Michael J. DeAngelis as a Spanish/Moorish atmospheric theatre. It opened in 1931 and closed in 1960. The interior was altered for use as a mini-mall in the early 1970s. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2007. In 2010, the building was demolished. For more, see this website.

The Capitol Theatre opened in 1929 and closed around 1999. When this photo was taken in 2009, the building was being converted into student housing. The ground floor now houses a restaurant. The sign on the facade is gone. The marquee sign was restored or replicated. For more, see this website. [map]

Plaza Theatre

Berwick Theatre

State Theatre
Boyertown, PA
Penn Theatre
Butler, PA
The State Theatre opened in 1912 as the Lyric Theatre. It was renamed in 1934. This theatre has been in continuous operation. For more, see this website. [map]

The Penn Theatre opened in 1938. In later years, it was known as the Penn Cinemas. It had been vacant since 2001 when this photo was taken in 2012. The exterior and blade sign were restored in 2015. The rest of the building is still being restored. For more, see this website. [map]

Bryn Mawr:
Bryn Mawr Theatre

Carlisle Theatre
Carlisle, PA
The Carlisle Theatre was built in 1939 as the Comerford Theatre. It closed in 1986. From 1991-1993, the theatre was restored and now features live performances, community events, and films. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Coyle Theatre [gone]
Charleroi, PA
Orpheum Theatre
Clarion, PA
Angela Theatre
Coaldale, PA
The Coyle Theatre opened in 1895 as a vaudeville venue. It later switched to films. It has been closed since 1999. In 2019, the building was demolished. The blade sign was saved and put in storage for now. For more, see this website.

The Orpheum Theatre was built in 1925 and closed in 1998. This photo is from 2005. The building has housed several retail stores since then. It is currently occupied by Fox's Pizza. For more, see this website. [map]

The Angela Theatre opened in 1949. It closed around 1970 and was abandoned until 1997. During restoration at that point, the interior had to be rebuilt. The auditorium was split into three screens and it is now known as the Angela Triplex Theatre. The theatre reopened in 1999. It has been closed since 2020. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Ritz Theatre

Coudersport Theatre
Coudersport, PA
County Theatre
Doylestown, PA
The Coudersport Theatre opened in 1923 and it still operates as a single screen. For more, see this website. [map]

The County Theatre was designed by Silverman and Levy and built in 1938. It is still in operation. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

East Greenville:
Grand Theatre

State Theatre
Easton, PA
The State Theatre opened in 1927 in this remodeled bank building from 1873. In the late 1960s, the theatre screened "adult movies" and in the 1970s it was used for rock concerts. After restoration in the 1980s and 1990s, the theatre now the State Center for the Arts, a performing arts venue which occasionally shows movies. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Emmaus Theatre

Warner Theatre
Erie, PA
The Warner Theatre was designed by Rapp & Rapp and opened in 1931. It has remained in operation since then. The theatre now houses the Erie Civic Center for the Performing Arts. In 2021, the facade was restored. The sign and marquee were replaced with replicas. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Strand Theatre
Erie, PA
2005: 2010:
The Strand Theatre was designed by Victor A. Rigaumont and opened in 1948. It was a Cinerama theatre from around 1962-1964. In 1983, the Erie Playhouse took over the building to feature live performances. The building was remodeled in 1993 and 2007. In 2010, the marquee and front doors were replaced. The squares on the facade were also altered and the horizontal stripes are now gone. The theatre is now known as the LECOM Stage at the Playhouse. For more, see this website. [map]

Everett Theatre

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