Lamp Theater

220 Main Street,
Irwin, PA 15642

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The Lamp Theater was operating prior to 1941. It closed in the mid-2000’s. It was been sold and the new owners began renovating to reopen, sadly by 2010, this had come to a halt.

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danpetitpas
danpetitpas on November 5, 2008 at 9:25 am

The new owners of the Norwin theater is donating the theater seats to the Lamp. See this article.

Becca
Becca on April 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

I just drove past the Lamp on 4/14, and not a single renovation is in sight. :( I wonder what happened with that?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Maybe they ran out of money.

Becca
Becca on May 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

The place was mostly gutted, and now sits abandoned. I took some exterior shots yesterday. If my link doesn’t work, let me know, and I’ll upload them to my website.

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Karen_Glass
Karen_Glass on May 30, 2011 at 8:18 am

There is new activity for this theatre. The Westmoreland Cultural Trust is still trying to renovate and open it. State and County money has been arranged, but they are waiting to hear from the Irwin Borough to see if they can contribute a potion of the needed funds. A group has formed to support the reopening of the theatre.

This group: “Relight the Lamp” can be found on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_202023506505491&ap=1
Information about how to get involved and updates on progress can be found on Facebook and at this blog: http://relightthelamp.wordpress.com/

Karen_Glass
Karen_Glass on May 30, 2011 at 8:23 am

Also, the map location for this theatre is incorrect. It is located on the “other” Main St. North of Route 30 in downtown Irwin.

KDH521
KDH521 on June 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

Here are the last couple of articles about the Lamp:

June 9, 2011 http://yournorwin.com/norwinstar/article/group-seeking-ways-relight-lamp

May 19, 2011 http://yournorwin.com/norwinstar/article/cost-save-lamp-theatre-will-be-steep

A May 20, 2011 poll about the fate of the Lamp http://yournorwin.com/poll/would-you-be-favor-irwin-council-pledgint-150000-aide-efforts-refurbish-lamp-theatre

A May 2010 update http://yournorwin.com/norwinstar/article/officials-hope-start-lamp-work-summer

A 2009 op-ed piece http://yournorwin.com/norwinstar/article/columnist-holds-out-hope-lamp-will-shine-again

KDH521
KDH521 on September 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

Here’s the latest development:

http://www.yournorwin.com/norwinstar/article/architect-hired-assess-lamp

KDH521
KDH521 on April 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

You can keep up with the latest on the Lamp’s progress here: http://relightthelamp.wordpress.com

We’re compiling links to the latest news reports here: http://relightthelamp.wordpress.com/historical-links/

Plus, find us on Facebook here: http://facebook.com/relightthelamp

and on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/relightthelamp

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