Carlisle Theatre

40 W. High Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013

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DavidZornig on August 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Undated showing of “Christine”, photo added courtesy of the 40’s & 50’s American Cars Facebook page.

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.

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 on April 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Anyone in the Carlisle PA area should see this film.

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.

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: 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.

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.

Patsy on March 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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.

TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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

Patsy on April 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Patsy is pleased!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 19, 2010 at 2:59 am

This will please Patsy. The Comerford/Carlisle Theatre was designed by architect Michael J. DeAngelis, and was the subject of this article by Helen Kent in Boxoffice of August 19, 1939. There are five photos.

Patsy on October 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm

The trip to the Carlisle Theatre and the Hershey Theatre has been canceled, but the trip to the Akron Civic will go forward on October 11th which is the organ concert date!

Patsy on October 3, 2008 at 11:29 am

Thanks Lost!!!!

Patsy on October 3, 2008 at 10:23 am

ken mc: The renovation article posted on October 27, 2007 doesn’t seem to be available and I wanted to read it prior to my visit.

Patsy on October 3, 2008 at 10:15 am

And the tour guide did not know about CT…she does now! LOL!

Patsy on October 3, 2008 at 9:48 am

Photobucket account sounds like a good plan though you will have to help me with it. Thanks… advance!

Patsy on October 3, 2008 at 9:46 am

Lost: I just spoke with the tour guide at the Carlisle and my tour visit is set for Thursday @ 3:00!

Patsy on October 3, 2008 at 9:32 am

Lost: I’ll be in the Carlisle PA area next week and hope to tour the Carlisle Theatre along with the Hershey Theatre…will post here upon my return.

Patsy on February 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Lost Memory: Would also like to see some vintage interior photos. As you know, I have sent the Carlisle Theatre box office an email in regards to website interior photos and the “front doors” inquiry.

Patsy on February 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Lost Memory: Thanks for this photo which shows more of entire building. BTW, if you find any photos of this theatre in the 40’s that would be great as I have a sneaky feeling that the present doors are NOT original.

Patsy on October 27, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Great article! I didn’t get to Carlisle this year, but there is always ‘08.

kencmcintyre on October 27, 2007 at 1:57 pm

Here is an article about the renovation of the Carlisle:

Patsy on January 10, 2007 at 5:04 pm

I never got to Carlisle during my trip to Gettysburg, but do plan to go sometime in ‘07. I had forgotten that you posted having worked at the Carlisle. It’s an easy theatre to find on CT when all you have to do is type the word Carlisle and only theatre comes up.

Patsy on October 7, 2006 at 3:37 am

Norelco: I plan to see this theatre, in person, mid November. Also a ‘still being used’ historical fire station near the Carisle Fairgrounds.

carolgrau on May 13, 2005 at 9:19 am

You are right Patsy, a long time ago I used to work the Carlise Theatre. During the day I would help my friends short order cooking at the Carlise fairgrounds, and at night I would work the theatre 2 nights a week to give old Marshall Klien a break. Marshall was the projectionist there for 30 or so years, I remember the booth had simplex E-7 projectors, and peerless magnarc lamps, RCA sound, and to get to the booth you had to go 2 doors down the street up the steps, and through a beauty salon to get to it. It was always one of my favorites.
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