Majestic Theatre

35 S. Union Street,
Middletown, PA 17057

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The Majestic Theatre opened in early-spring of 1911 and closed in 1955.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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frankcn
frankcn on February 10, 2014 at 1:12 am

My Great Aunt, Anna Nieman played the piano for silent movies in this theater. Back in the day.

muviebuf
muviebuf on January 21, 2017 at 9:31 pm

The Majestic Theatre was opened in the early spring of 1911 following the great fire of 1910 which destroyed that whole area of Middletown. The Majestic was originally intended to be merely a stopgap until the more upscale Realty Theatre (later renamed the Elks) was built and opened by the same owners around the corner in October 1911.

In Middletown parlance the Elks and the Majestic became known as the “Upper” (the Elks which ran the more quality product) and the “Lower” (the Majestic which ran the B westerns, the Bowery Boys and other Monogram programers). The Majestic closed about 1955 as the owner did not make the conversion to CinemaScope.

Today the building houses an insurance office and Planned Parenthood.

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