Penn Theatre

12th Avenue and 11th Street,
Altoona, PA 16601

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Located on 11th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue. This originally opened as the Orpheum Theatre. It became the Penn Theatre from November 30, 1933.

The Penn Theatre was still open in 1943, but had closed by 1950.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on December 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, January 1938:

ALTOONA, Pa.-The Penn Theater property and the entire business block has been purchased by A.N. Notopolous, local circuit operator. The theater has been under lease and has been operated for the past year by Notopolous and Wilmer & Vincent Corp., the operating company being known as the Elst Theater Corp. (named for Eleventh Street). Penn Theater will undergo extensive renovation in the spring.

rivest266 on October 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

This opened on November 20th, 1933. Very small ad uploaded here.

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