39 Frederick Street,
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Originally known as the State Theater, this theater opened September 21, 1928, with almost 950 seats and a Wurlitzer 2 manual 8 rank pipe organ. Philadelphia theater architect William H. Lee designed the theater. Other theaters Lee designed which are still open include the Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg and the State Theatre in Easton, PA.
In the 1940’s the State Theater was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. In 1961, the ticket booth from the Park (aka Hanover Opera Theater) was installed, the original seats were replaced with new seats, the auditorium’s walls were covered with sound proofing fabric, and the theater was renamed Hanover Theater.
In December 1986, the theater closed and was sold to antique dealers. Purchased in October 2007 by a private group of individuals who are planning to restore and reopen the theater as a performing arts center.
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