Classic Grand Theater Reopens

posted by RJS on August 2, 2005 at 2:30 am

EAST GREENVILLE, PA — After nearly one year of remodeling and restoration work, and close to $750,000 in expense, the Grand Theater at 252 Main Street in East Greenville, PA celebrated its grand re-opening over the July 30 weekend.

The theater, built as a vaudeville and movie house in 1924, has been known by the names Valley Theater and Grand Theater over the years.

The new owners acquired the building almost one year ago and have taken great care to both remodel and restore the theater to its earlier glory days. The theater was in complete shambles. There were holes in the floor and roof and carpet needed replacing, but the new owners had a vision and worked hard to see it materialized.

Now, gold-colored, ornate, tin-stamped panels line the interior walls. Multi-hued, plush carpet covers the floor that the town’s mayor said once streamed water due to the leaky roof.

East Greenville is located south of Allentown and north of Philadelphia.

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