Emporium Theater

27 W. Fourth Street,
Emporium, PA 15834

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The Emporium Theater was located on Fourth Street at Wood Street in Emporium. The site of the theater is now occupied by the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library, which was built in 2002.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on December 17, 2008 at 3:00 am

From Boxoffice magazine, January 1938:

EMPORIUM, Pa.-Interior alterations are underway at the Emporium Theater and a complete new front will be installed. The old opera house-type balcony is being removed and is being replaced by a modern balcony. Also being installed are a new steam heating system, new plumbing and plumbing fixtures, new electric wiring, new carpets and new drapes.

Structural glass or porcelain ornament blocks will be installed in building a new theater front, according to Hyde Murphy Co. of Ridgeway, general contractors. Estimated cost of the renovation of the theater, owned by A.E. Andrews, is $20,000. Alfred E. Marks, Pittsburgh architect, furnished plans for the remodeling.

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