Roman Theater

27 South Main Street,
Pittston, PA 18640

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The Roman Theater was constructed at 27 South Main Street in Pittston and opened for the first time in 1918. The first feature was Mary Pickford in “Poor Little Peppini”. This large two-story building faced Main Street with bi-toned tapestry brick and a small glass canopy covering the sidewalk entrance. For many years it featured a Roman Gladiator statue on the second floor exterior watching over patrons as they entered.

The ticket booth was centered at the entrance and there were four sets of double doors leading to the lobby. The ticket booth was nicely decorated in glass and mahogany and the front facing main street with completed in veined marble. Keeping with the theater name, the auditorium was done in Roman era style and had just over 1000 seats. The balcony hung over the last ten rows of seats on the main floor and was reached by using two separate stair cases.

The theater operated until 1955 and was demolished in 1964 and replaced with a parking lot.

Contributed by Bobs

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RJS on August 9, 2005 at 3:01 am

Thanks for the picture TC. Found a similar one at a local library but it was in very poor condition. The one you found is much clearer.

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