Lansdowne Theatre

31 N. Lansdowne Avenue,
Lansdowne Borough, PA 19050

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Moi
Moi on November 22, 2007 at 5:06 pm

From the Lansdowne Borough Council minutes, June 6 2007:

“Mr. Lee mentioned that the Lansdowne Theater sign is in disrepair and action is necessary. Mr. Travers stated that several citations have been issued and the building has been sold to the LEDC/GLCA partnership.”

Moi
Moi on November 5, 2007 at 12:19 am

The mayor of Lansdowne told me!

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 4, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Where is this “fact” from?

Moi
Moi on November 4, 2007 at 10:43 pm

It is a fact that it has been sold, but I still have not heard any concrete plans or info about next steps! I had the chance to enter the theater a few months ago (I noticed that the front door was open,so I went inside.) The place is absolutely beautiful, but totally trashed. There is mouldy carpet, and bits of fallen plaster everywhere. It will take enormous work to bring it back to life.

paxnovus
paxnovus on November 3, 2007 at 3:47 pm

I went religiously to this theater and the Waverly in Drexel Hill as a kid and a young adult….very fond memories…
Hopefully this will be reopened for it’s original purpose….

HowardBHaasEsq
HowardBHaasEsq on October 15, 2007 at 12:03 am

Closed as the Intro says, no current use pending consideration of how to reopen. That’s been the status since closure.

spectrum
spectrum on October 14, 2007 at 10:53 pm

The entry at Cinematour.com indicates the the theatre is open – even lists a phone number. No info on what it’s current use is.

theclar
theclar on July 2, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Moi did you hear anything more?

Moi
Moi on May 30, 2007 at 1:53 am

I heard this weekend that the theater has been sold. Does anyone have any information— who, what are the plans, etc.?

jdhouston
jdhouston on November 19, 2006 at 1:56 pm

oh yeah, those fun “blue laws”. You also couldn’t buy some types of food, like pizza and hand-made sandwiches.

George Quirk
George Quirk on November 7, 2006 at 12:49 am

This link will give you the history and pictures of the Lansdowne Theater Organ
View link

tomdelay
tomdelay on September 18, 2006 at 11:00 pm

It is my understanding the original 3 manual 8 rank Kimball organ was broken up for parts. We heard the organ played by the late Lowell Ayers at the 1976 ATOS Convention. Gads, that’s 30 years ago!

jdhouston
jdhouston on September 18, 2006 at 2:46 am

The theater interior was in really bad shape in the early ‘80s. There were big holes in the theater
roof that let light and rain in. Buckets were underneath portions of the holes to catch rain,
and some seating areas were roped off because of plaster that looked like it would fall.

After years of second-run movies and $1 special days, the wear on the seats and floor was
really high with a lot of leftover bubble gum and dirt.

Despite all that, I still have fond memories of matinees and the organ playing in this theater.

iconstructure
iconstructure on September 16, 2005 at 5:22 pm

The Greater Lansdowne Civic Association has announced that it has procured 900000 to assist a developer in renovating the space. So if any body has any good ideas contact them.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on March 12, 2005 at 4:07 am

SEEMS LIKE SUCH A NICE THEATER

RickB
RickB on November 10, 2004 at 3:56 pm

Wasn’t this the theater that was the home of “Moron Movies?” They were a series of very short comedy films made by a guy named Len Cella, in his basement more or less…he strung them together and made a midnight-show feature out of them. Eventually he got some of them shown on the Tonight Show.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 26, 2004 at 1:23 pm

I grew up in Clifton Hgts and would love to have follow up information on this theater.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 26, 2004 at 5:36 am

anyone on this theatre/ looking for info