Jordan Theater

52-54 Shenango Street,
Greenville, PA 16125

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The Jordan Theater was built for the Blatt Bros. circuit in 1946, their eighteenth theatre. All seating was located on a single floor. Key features of the exterior included double doors w/circle windows (3 circles on each door), a ticket booth, and the Jordan name on top of the marquee.

The Jordan Theater was closed sometime in the late-1980’s and remained unused until it was demolished in November 2004

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Patsy
Patsy on April 25, 2009 at 2:59 am

ken mc:I’ve been told by a fellow CT member that the Blatt Brothers were out of Pittsburgh PA.

Patsy
Patsy on April 25, 2009 at 3:01 am

“Key features include double doors w/circle windows (3 circles on each door)….” My hometown theatre which was a Blatt Brothers theatre had this same original door description though they were replaced with more modern doors in the 60’s before it was demolished in the 80’s.

Patsy
Patsy on April 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Chuck: Thanks.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2009 at 10:41 am

A photo of a model of the Jordan Theatre was published in Boxoffice, January 5, 1946. The new theater was “…to be dedicated this month” the caption said. The architect of the Jordan was the prolific Victor A. Rigaumont.

Patsy
Patsy on December 24, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Joe: The Jordan model photo was fascinating to see! It’s just a shame the community doesn’t still have this lovely art moderne theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 9, 2010 at 11:39 pm

THat 1982 picture with"SIX PACK" playing brought back memories,that is the only movie that we sold standing room only.thank goodness the Fire Dept, wasn’t around. I mean people paid 3.50 a seat to see Kenny Rogers and a bunch of kids.AND STOOD UP.

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on June 10, 2010 at 1:53 am

Mike, you were the manager at the Jordan back in 1982?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm

No,no i just saw the movie mentioned and I remember us playing at a General Cinema that i was the assistant manager at. A lot of these movie titles you forget and then you see them pop up on CT.

cheletnt
cheletnt on August 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I grew up in Greenville, and still live no more than 25 miles away…..Chuck, you are right….back in the day this was a very nice theater….seeing the pictures of it certainly takes me back!

lmoore241
lmoore241 on January 10, 2012 at 4:16 am

I also grew up in Greenville and still live here although i was not born till 1963 some 20 odd years after the Jordan was built i saw many films there seeing these pictures brought back the memories of a child’s amazement and wonder of going to the movies thank you i thought i’d never see it again in my lifetime.

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