Globe Theatre

900-902 Pittston Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18505

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In 1941, the Globe Theatre was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Frank Walker. The Globe Theatre at the corner of Pittston Avenue and Beech Street in south Scranton served as that area’s hot spot for baby boomers when they were growing up. Friday nite fare and Saturday matinees were the popular venues. I’m not sure if this theatre had movies during the week. It closed in the late-1960’s and has since been used by a storage company

Contributed by f. musso

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 7, 2005 at 7:41 am

Seating capacities given for the Globe Theatre in Film Daily Yearbooks are: 1941 edition:957, 1943 edition:535, 1950 edition:1,064.

During the 1940’s it listed as being operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. throught their subsidiary Frank Walker, together with other Scranton theatres:Bell, Capitol, Comerford, Manhattan, New Rialto, Riviera, Roosevelt, State, Strand, Temple and West Side.

FredRM
FredRM on March 2, 2009 at 4:46 am

My family moved into a house on Beech street in South Side about a block up from the Globe Theater in June of 1964. The theater was closed then. Kids that lived nearby said it had just closed recently and they used to go to movies there really cheep on the weekends.I remember the building well because I walked by it every day on my way to school at South Scranton Jr High School. Across the street from the Globe was a small Acme market that was open till about 1965 or 66. After the Globe closed it was used by a moving company. I don’t remember the name.After the Globe closed we had to walk into downtown Scranton to go to the movies.

spectrum
spectrum on December 15, 2010 at 3:39 am

From the windows punched into the side walls I’d say it was gutted. Looks like offices more than storage.

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