Penn Theatre

228 Market Street,
Leechburg, PA 15656

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The former Penn Theatre is now occupied by the Leechburg Elks lodge.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2009 at 1:03 am

The opening of the Penn Theatre had been set for April 16, 1938, according to Boxoffice Magazine of that date. The owners of the new 700-seat house were brothers Guy and John Oglietti, also operators of the Palace Theatre in Leechburg. The Ogliettis had demolished their 350-seat Cosmorama Theatre on the site of the Penn. The Penn was designed by Pittsburgh architects Joseph B. Smithyman and W.M. Braziell.

Smithyman and Braziell also designed the Pitt Theatre in Bedford, Pennsylvania, and at lest two other theaters. Both architects also designed other theaters independently.

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