Carlisle Theatre

40 W. High Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013

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Carlisle Theatre

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Built in 1939 for the Commerford Theatres chain, the 1,316-seat Commerford Theatre is a classic Art-Deco style movie house.

Now renamed Carlisle Theatre, the theatre is operated by Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center, Inc. a 501©3 non-profit organization run mainly by volunteers. During the fall, winter and spring live shows are presented with foreign and independent films running year-round.

Contributed by Rachel Irwin Shaw

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Patsy
Patsy on April 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Patsy is pleased!!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Nice nighttime shot of the marquee,they always look better a lit up.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Nice nighttime shot of the marquee,they always look better a lit up.

Patsy
Patsy on March 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

http://chipmiller.org/events.php

If you have interest in cars especially Corvettes you might want to make a trip to Carlisle PA on May 6th for the premier of The Quest. Information can be found at the above site.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 14, 2011 at 1:38 am

Here is an updated link to the article by Helen Kent about the Comerford Theatre, in Boxoffice of August 19, 1939.

TivFan
TivFan on February 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Does anybody know anything about a theater, probably a nickelodeon, that was on W. High Street (near the corner of North Pitt)? It was almost straight across the street from the current Carlisle Theatre. The Google street view shows that the portion of this building has been demolished. This theater was in the far easterly portion of the Bolen Building. The Bolen Building is at the corner of W. High & N. Pitt. The first three sections of the building are still standing. The next two sections, (the last/easterly housed the theatre) have been demolished. I have a postcard showing this typical nickelodeon-styled facade. There are also photographs of the Bolen Building showing this facade on the Cumberland County Historical Society website: www.historicalsociety.com. It certainly looks like a nickelodeon or theater. One photo caption dates the photo as 1936. I doubt if this facade lasted into the 1930’s, but research will tell. There are also two photos of the Carlisle Theatre, as well.

Patsy
Patsy on April 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I just rec’d a THSA (Theatre Historical Society of America) email telling me that this theatre will premiere a short story movie entitled Palace on May 5th.

Patsy
Patsy on April 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm

http://www.palacethefilm.com/about/

Anyone in the Carlisle PA area should see this film.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 20, 2013 at 8:58 am

Today’s email to their list stated they now have digital projection & a new sound system. Movies this month include “The Way, Way Back” and “The Attack”

Patsy
Patsy on August 21, 2013 at 6:37 am

Good news though I shall miss the reels which “belong” to these types of theatres from a bygone era.

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