Lincoln Theater

318 Main Street,
Pittston, PA 18641

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Boxoffice Magazine invariably places the Lincoln Theatre in Dupont (or, as Boxoffice usually spells it, DuPont.)

The Lincoln appears to have been a very old theater. An April 14, 1945, Boxoffice item about owner Louis Pilosi, who had died not long before, said that Pilosi had started his exhibition career in 1912 when he bought an interest in a theater in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. The item continues: “Not long after he sold out to Comerford and purchased the Lincoln Theatre in DuPont. He has continued to operate the Lincoln ever since.”

The most recent mention of the Lincoln I’ve found in Boxoffice is in the September 4, 1954, issue, which said “Comerford’s Lincoln in Dupont will reopen September 5.” There was also a Comerford Drive-In at Dupont by this time, so the Lincoln was probably kept closed during the prime drive-in season of summer.

RJS on September 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

This theater was located in the town of Dupont not Pittston. The building still exists, I’ve passed it many times and it now appears to serve as a bar and pool hall.

kencmcintyre on July 6, 2009 at 12:36 am

There is a 1945 photo of the Lincoln on this site: