Grand Theatre

63 E. Main Street,
Norristown, PA 19401

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 26, 2017 at 1:24 am

The Grand Theatre was a rebuild of the Grand Opera House which had suffered several fires over its career, the last in 1922. It had been leased since 1910 for vaudeville and pictures by the Soblosky brothers, operators of the Garrick Theatre. A bit of the Grand’s history can be found on this web page.

greginbur on March 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

I have the organ console and it came to me in pieces. Work has been started on its restoration. A picture of the console is in Dave Junchens Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ Vol. 1 (Kimball Organ section)

Capitolbob on July 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

organ info, I had the kimball toy counter and I have alot of artifacts from that theatre, sush as stained glass exit signs, the organ went to a church, and i just found out the church just had a fire and the organ is gone. there was a welte reproducing piano in the pit , long gone but i have some of the rolls, Bob

kencmcintyre on August 9, 2009 at 3:15 am

Here is a larger version of one of the photos posted on 2/6/07. Photo is from the Irvin Glazer theater collection:

GaryRickert on August 4, 2008 at 6:27 pm

I have the relay from the original 3 manual 12 rank Kimball organ from the Grand Theatre playing the organ in my home. The console is in Wisconsin; I have no idea where the remainder of the organ is.

Gary Rickert

raymondgordonsears on February 6, 2007 at 2:23 pm

The Sablosky (Norris Amusement Co.) also operated the Ridge Pike D-I and the Valley Forge D-I theatres. In the late 50’s and early 60’s The two D-I’s and the Norris theatre were operated By Budco Theatres but still owned by N. A. Co. rs