Butler Theatre

129 E. Jefferson Street,
Butler, PA 16001

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The Butler Theatre was built for the Harris Amusement Company and opened in 1930. By 1941 it had been taken over by Warner Brothers Circuit Management Co.

Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Patsy
Patsy on February 5, 2007 at 4:02 pm

I still would love to see a photo of this theatre as it looked before demolition.

Patsy
Patsy on February 5, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Bryan: Thanks so very much for this photo as I’ve been wanting to see something ever since I found this theatre on CT and posted my initial request in August of 2005. If you find others, please post. Thanks again and yes, “at least it’s a start”.

Patsy
Patsy on February 5, 2007 at 5:03 pm

And since it was an Eberson theatre, an art deco interior photo would be most interesting!

atmos
atmos on July 31, 2007 at 7:13 am

The Eberson archives at the Wolfsonian in Florida have this listed as the Harris Theatre with an album containing 31 photos.

Patsy
Patsy on July 31, 2007 at 12:56 pm

atmos: Can one access this Eberson archives, online?

Patsy
Patsy on July 31, 2007 at 1:04 pm

atmos: I would like to see some of the 31 photos. I have never read or heard that the Butler Theatre was the Harris Theatre though it could very well be true. Where the Harris Theatre is listed does it also give the name Butler Theatre?

atmos
atmos on August 1, 2007 at 6:21 am

Patsy:it would seem that as it was built for the Harris Amusement Co it was given the tentative title of Harris Theatre but was eventually named the Butler.The Wolfsonian does have a website but no access to photos.They have photos of most of his atmospherics.They are located in Miami but you would need to visit them in person to see any photos and make an appointment.I am hoping to pay them a visit next year.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

This weblog post features a photo of the Butler Theatr. The caption mistakenly says that the theater was torn down in 1960, though the movie on the marquee was released in 1965.

This house might have been a replacement for (or rebuilding of) the Butler Theatre that was mentioned in the October 23, 1915, issue of Motography:

“The new Butler theater, formerly the Orpheum, in Butler, opened the twenty-third of September.”

RSM3853
RSM3853 on February 14, 2013 at 8:34 am

The last film to play at the Butler Theater was “The Yellow Rolls-Royce” during the week of July 14-20, 1965.

hughdeery
hughdeery on August 21, 2013 at 9:59 am

Oops, Not the Fisher house, but we purchased the McDonald House at 218 First St where this was the dining room chandelier.

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