Budd Theatre

575 Main Street,
Lykens, PA 17048

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The Theatorium was opened in 1907. It was enlarged in 1913. On November 13, 1941 it was renamed Budd Theatre. It was remodeled with a new facade & sign in 1942.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 6, 2008 at 8:46 pm

The Budd has been replaced by a bank.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 5, 2018 at 7:08 am

Richard J. Budd and C. Robert Budd had an idea of opening a billiard parlor in the Heilner Building in Lykens. But a friend said to take a shot at moving pictures. The Budds opened the Theatorium in 1907 raking in $7.05 in nickels on opening day. Bullish business continued in Lykens for the Budds who enlarged the Theatorium in 1913.

The Theotorium converted to talking pictures in June of 1929. On November 13, 1941, the Theatorium became the Budd Theatre. Richard Budd would give the theatre a new front and sign a year later. The theatre would eventually celebrate 60 years of operation.

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