Hart Theatre

449-59 Hazel Street,
Wilkes-Barre, PA

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ABone on February 19, 2006 at 8:31 am

The Hart was the largest W-B theater that was not downtown, being in the “Rolling Mill Hill” section. It opened in 1938 and had only a 30-year life. I never saw it except in a great state of deterioration, as it sat empty for nearly 25 years before it was demolished for a church parking lot. It was named for a 1920’s mayor of W-B who also gained some fame as an actor.

Afrench on July 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

It was actually a dress factory until 1987 or 1998. Stanley Mfg. owned by Stanley Silverman later his wife Alice. My mother worked there my entire childhood and young adult life

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