Cultural Treasures: Clearfield County movie theatres
posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 1, 2008 at 7:56 am
This article takes a look at some of the Cinema Treasures still left in Clearfield County, PA.
Welcome to the first article in GantDaily’s Cultural Treasures.
The GantDaily News Team is combing Clearfield County to find these places.
It’s the season of the summer blockbuster! With that in mind the News Team decided to start off with movie theatres in Clearfield County. Our county is blessed in that we have three historic movie theaters; the Rowland, the Ritz and the Super 322 Drive In.
Read in detail about all three theaters in the Gant Daily.
As a child born in Clearfield, I have fond memories of the Lyric, Ritz and the Roxy theaters there.
My mother did her last radio broadcast from the stage of the Lyric. She was slated to have Roy Rogers and Dale Evens appear with her, but the death of their daughter prevented them from coming but they were kind enough to send momentos to be given to the audience.
None of these theaters were large by big city standards, but were charming in a really nice way.