Flick Theater

S. Atherton Street,
State College, PA 16801

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This was a very small theater that looks to have been converted from retail. It closed in June or July 1986 and was demolished later that year.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 9, 2009 at 10:12 pm

The other theater related website gives an aka name of Twelve Trees and the status as demolished. Closing and year of demolition was 1986. The location given is Atherton Street. North or South isn’t specified.

joesview
joesview on March 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm

When I went to Penn State in the late 1960s and early 70s the tiny theater was called Twelvetrees and offered fantastic repertory programming. It’s where I saw lots of Truffaut flicks and other foreign gems. They also revived fairly recent films that had been commercial flops. The lobby was a hotbed of good movie chat. The screen was small but the films made up for it!

kagami101
kagami101 on April 2, 2013 at 12:12 am

I went to ONE movie there. It sort of had a reputation for being a bit rundown and showing 2nd run stuff. I must have missed its “glory days” as an “art house” theater. The only film I ever saw there was “Popeye”. So that must have been Dec of 1980.

parktheatre
parktheatre on May 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I was a PSU student in the mid-70s and worked there as a projectioninst a couple of times. As I recall, I trained in the booth there as an apprentice in order to test for my projectionist license in Harrisburg. There were red drapes masking the screen that no longer opened and closed. The Century projectors gave a good-quality presentation. It never really looked like a movie theater from the outside.

FondMemories
FondMemories on June 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I caught the tail-end of its “art house” days; I remember seeing a couple of Lina Wertmuller films there in the mid-70s. There were dollar matinees in most of the downtown theaters in those days, and I saw a phenomenal number of movies during that fertile period for filmmakers. Digital projection and stadium seating are nice, but I miss the single-screen storefront theaters – no matter how compromised the space and/or the equipment.

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