Lititz Theatre

45 E. Main Street,
Lititz, PA 17543

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The Lititz Theater opened in 1935 for the Harry Chertcoff circuit. It was still open and operated by Chertcoff in the early 50s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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dennisczimmerman
dennisczimmerman on January 8, 2008 at 2:02 am

The Lititz Theatre was torn down in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s due to the expansion of the bank building next door. I was never in this theatre, but I remember it had the typical rectangular marquee so many theatres had in those early days. The Chertcoff Chain was headquartered in Lancaster. In 1950 they built and operated the King Theatre on E. King St. in Lancaster. That was a very large one floor theatre with over 1,300 seats. They also operated the Strand Theatre in Lancaster, which was a second run theatre. They also operated theatres in Mt. Joy, Pa., Elizabethtown, Pa, Steelton, PA, Lebanon, PA, Camp Hill, Pa. Gradually all the theatres were closed and some demolished. Even the King Theatre has been converted to apartments for the elderly, but the marquee and lobby remain.

mrclassic
mrclassic on September 15, 2008 at 1:18 am

I want to correct some of the info about the Lititz theater on main.
The actual theater itself was torn down and now is a parking lot.
The original lobby and entrance is now an art gallery and is a part of the ground floor of the former hotel Sturgis which is now apartments.I share the other half of the ground floor.I have a coffee shop there.Back in the 40’s my space had a resturant in it called Irwins.The original muirel that was hand painted as a border around the top of the lobby walls is still there.

dennisczimmerman
dennisczimmerman on April 19, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Renewing my link. Thanks Mr.Coffee

Penway14
Penway14 on February 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Was the Steelton theater the Elton? (Or something like that?)

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