Shapiro Theatre

14 W. Shirley Street,
Mount Union, PA 17066

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Shapiro Theatre exterior

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The Shapiro Theatre was located on the outskirts of the business district on W. Shirley Street and S. Division Street. It opened in December 1916 and was still open in 1950.

For a time after it closed it functioned as a church. It then became some sort of workshop and was demolished by 2015.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm

The December 16, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Shapiro Theatre in Mount Union was nearing completion, and was expected to open by Christmas. The house was designed to accommodate traveling stage shows as well as movies.

DavidZornig on February 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm

1941 photo added courtesy of the Jackson-Township Historical Preservation Facebook page.

Katie Pagana writes: This threare suffered damage when a boiler underneath exploded. It happened during a mitinee for kids. My brother Pete and I awere there when the explosion occurred. It was so loud and the floor raised. We were terrified as this was our first matinee ever. I believe it happened about 1948 or 1949. We were about pre-teen at the time.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 8, 2016 at 8:54 pm

The two buildings adjacent to the Shapiro Theatre in the photo Granola uploaded on January 29 are still standing, but the theater itself is gone, replaced by a parking lot and drive-up ATM for Clearfield Bank.

Granola on May 11, 2017 at 9:36 am


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 11, 2017 at 3:14 pm

The Shapiro Theatre still needs to be marked as demolished. The building was on the parking lot to the left in the current street view.

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