Maute Theatre

Irwin, PA 15642

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Maute’s Theatre opened April 21, 1924. The architect was Douglas O. Ellington. Seating was provided for 700. This was a ‘reverse’ theatre, with the screen at the front of the theatre, and entrances to the auditorium on each side of proscenium.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 19, 2015 at 3:05 pm

The May 3, 1924, issue of The Moving Picture World had this item:

“W. G. Maute opened his new 800-seat Maute Theatre at Irwin on April 21, and the house is one of the finest for its size to be found anywhere. Several of the local film exchange men attended the opening. Maute also owns the Grand in the same town.”
The May 10 issue of the same publication had this follow-up item:
“W. G. Maute, who has for some time conducted the Grand Theatre at Irwin, on April 21 opened his newest house in the same town and which he has named the Maute. The new house seats 800 and is as pretty a small theatre as can be found anywhere. Opening night saw capacity crowds anxious to get their first glimpse at the new picture house, where ‘Boy of Mine’ and an Educational-Mermaid comedy were the initial attraction.”

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