Palace Theater

34 S. Kennedy Drive,
McAdoo, PA 18237

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Palace Theater

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The Palace Theater was built on what is now Kennedy Drive in McAdoo and opened in 1919. It was built on the same site as the former Lion Theater which was totally destroyed by fire in 1918. It was a two-story building with 375 seats on the main floor and about 125 in the balcony. The theater had a stage and pipe organ which allowed both vaudeville and movies to be presented.

Sound was installed in 1932, but the theater remained mostly a neighborhood business appealing to the residents in McAdoo. The Palace often alternated between movies and stage shows, but showed mostly films in its later years.

The theater closed in the 1960’s and was demolished a few years later. The McAdoo fire station now sites on the site. Any additional information on this theater would be appreciated.

Contributed by Bob

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RJS
RJS on March 23, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Attached is an undated image of the Palace in McAdoo.

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Patsy
Patsy on May 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

I have friends whose last name is McAdoo so perhaps they have some personal and historical paperwork from the town’s history that might include this theatre that was sadly demolished. The above photo shows the marquee, doors and ticket kios along with a car going by which helps date the photo!

DougD
DougD on June 2, 2011 at 5:06 am

Kennedy Drive is also known as State Route 309.

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