Refowich Theater

Centre & Main Streets,
Freeland, PA 18224

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 26, 2014 at 1:49 pm

In a classified advertisement in the May 9, 1914, issue of shoe trade journal Boot and Shoe Recorder, the Refowich Brothers offered for rent: “Store room in the new Refowich Vaudeville Theatre, Freeland, Pa. Best corner in town, best town for its size- 7,000 population.”

RJS on June 22, 2010 at 8:00 am

There was a fire in the old Refowich building this week contained to one of the apartments now located in what was the auditorium. A news link is pasted below.

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reechie on July 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm

The last film shown at The Refowich Theatre was Disney’s “Escape From Witch Mountain”, which puts the closing in 1975. I was at the last matinee, I think there was one last evening show later that night.

I was a ten year old Marx Brothers fanatic in 1974 when “Animal Crackers” was reissued. For a weekend, “The Ref” ran the film, and it’s the one and only time I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing The Marx Brothers on the big screen.

The Refowich was a big part of my childhood. I still have dreams about that theater from time to time.

kencmcintyre on February 5, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Here is an expanded view of the PAB thumbnail posted on 7/26/05. The photo date is 1965, and comes from the Irvin Glazer theater collection:

RJS on July 26, 2005 at 5:51 am

Another small image of the theater (with snow) can be seen here. Don’t click to expand the image unless you’re a member.

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RJS on July 25, 2005 at 1:41 pm

An early image of the Refowich Theater can be seen here.
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