Clifton 5

717 Washington Street,
Huntingdon, PA 16652

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This was built around 1928 as the Clifton Theater with 1,000 seats. By 1941 it was part of the Harris Amusement Co. chain.

This theater is now a five screen theater operated by Huntingdon Cinemas.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 15, 2006 at 1:29 am

Listed in the 1950 edition of the Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capacity given as 903.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 14, 2009 at 6:19 am

Here is an August 1929 ad from the Huntingdon Daily News:
http://tinyurl.com/lj8pkl

mccoocj07
mccoocj07 on March 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

hey so im writing an article..and you guys seem to have a lot of info about the clifton 5 any resources to share…as well as any little known facts? anything you’re willing to share would be appreciated! Thanks!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

In late 1930, two of Huntingdon’s movie theaters suffered major fires. This item is from the Janaury 2, 1931, issue of The Film Daily:

“Huntingdon, Pa. — The Grand, closed for months following a fire, will be reopened about Feb. 1 by the Patriotic Order Sons of America, with Western Electric equipment. The Clifton was destroyed by fire recently.”
The March 5 issue of the same publication noted that the POSA had sold the Grand Theatre to A. N. Notopolous. The reopening of the Clifton Theatre was noted in the May 24 issue, in which it was listed as new theater. As it had taken over four months to get the Clifton reopened, the damage must have been quite extensive.

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