Alvina Krause Theatre

226 Center Street,
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Alvina Krause Theatre

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In 1978, after two years of studying with Alvina Krause, the legendary teacher of theatre, a group of young artists decided to put down roots in the town of Bloomsburg and start a theatre. Thus began the nonprofit Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble which in 1980 purchased the 625-seat Columbia Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. The old movie theatre maintains most of its original and unusual marquee.

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Patsy
Patsy on February 11, 2005 at 11:15 am

You can buy a print of the theatre at this link:
http://www.georgerothacker.com/ga1.detail.5.html

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 11, 2005 at 1:08 pm

The 1954 Film Daily Year Book claims 625 seats for the Columbia Theatre.

richardg
richardg on February 11, 2005 at 7:01 pm

I saw this theatre in 1998 and the marquee is quite impressive. The floor has been leveled and seating capacity greatly reduced. The present seating is now stadium style.

movietime
movietime on January 17, 2007 at 5:49 pm

The marquee was more impressive when the much larger ‘Columbia’ was still part of the marquee.

codeman2008
codeman2008 on June 7, 2007 at 6:36 pm

The theatre currently has 350 seats.

Jack Theakston
Jack Theakston on February 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Listed as a Comerford-Publix theater in the 1945-46 International Motion Picture Almanac.

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