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bockharn commented about Irving Theatre on Jul 26, 2004 at 8:14 am

The Irving Theater in Carbondale PA was named by Mrs. Maude Johnson after writer Washington Irving, who — it was claimed — renamed the former “Ragged Island,” Carbondale. It was built by Breig Brothers Construction Company of Scranton PA. I knew the theater in the fifties and sixties; I would go to “the show” as often as I was allowed. I have a distinct memory of seeing “Singin' in the Rain” there, and of twirling my umbrella all the way home. The Irving was the “A” movie theater in town. Further south on Main Street was the “B” theater, the Majestic.