Next steps for Warner Film Center

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 28, 2013 at 4:50 am

NEW CASTLE, PA — The Warner Film Center project is gaining steam at the former Cascade Picture Palace. A 20-year lease was signed for the space last week and they aim to open Phase I in February on the Anniversary of theater’s opening.

Read more in News Castle News where they also recently published a piece on the man behind the project, Jack Oberleitner.

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wolfgirl500
wolfgirl500 on June 29, 2013 at 2:13 am

It’s great that the folks in New Castle are preserving this piece of history, and it’s a real crime that the folks in Youngstown have done nothing to really honor these Youngstown men. Shame on Youngstown.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on June 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

Hi Wolfgirl. Maybe some of the interested people in Youngstown should join forces with the Warner Film Center in New Castle with an eye toward some sort of joint venture at Powers or someplace.

Urban legend has it that the Y'town Warner (Powers Auditorium) was originally intended to be built in New Castle. Political mis-deeds and a huge escalation in land cost resulted in the Y'town creation.

Anyway, it can’t be a bad idea for those interested people in both cities to join forces in a common cause.

The Warner Film Center is also new on Facebook with many interesting articles about past theatres in New Castle. Very much worth reading!

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