419 Landis Avenue,
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Built by Handle & Rovner in 1921, the Grand Theatre had 990 seats and a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. It was sold to Stanley-Warner Theatres in 1934. When Warner Brothers became aware of the plans for the construction of the Landis Theatre, they began a major renovation of the Grand Theatre.
The Grand Theatre reopened on March 11, 1937; the Landis opened on March 12, 1937. The two theaters were in fierce competition. Both were billed as being in a “modern style” and both were air conditioned. However, the main difference between the two was that the Landis Theatre was independent. The Grand Theatre is still listed as open in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook. It was closed by the 1960’s.
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