Himmler Theater

Lake Street,
Dallas, PA 18612

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The Himmler Theater opened around 1928. It was owned by Wesley Himmler. Himmler sold the theater in 1955. The new owner, a Mr. Devens, operated the theater about five years before closing it in 1960. From what I have read on this theater, the building still stands. It is used today by a Dodge dealer for storage.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 15, 2005 at 11:55 am

The Dodge dealer is located at 50 Lake St so the address for this theater should be close to that number.

RJS
RJS on August 9, 2005 at 9:04 pm

I was able to take a few pictures of the building that once housed the theater. No one was working so I was unable to see what, if anything, remains inside. This is a very small town, surprising a theater was ever built there!

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ABone
ABone on February 19, 2006 at 4:42 pm

I’m surprised that Bobs is surprised! Luzerene County PA seems to have been a fertile ground for theaters, with almost every little boro having one or more at one time. From what I read, I counted at least 42 indoor theaters having existed in the county in the ‘40’s. Incidentally, I knew of a town in Ill. that never had more than 1,000 people and had 2 theaters: Augusta (the Cozy and the Lee), and knew of several others in Ill. of under 1,000 that had theaters (Chandlerville, Kansas & Maquon to name just 3)!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 25, 2007 at 9:26 pm

I wonder if the town had any problems with its name during WW II.

tomcarten
tomcarten on November 15, 2007 at 5:52 am

The Himmler Theater is currently beginning a restoration project by a local group (Nov ‘07).

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