Majestic Theatre

Brighton Avenue,
Rochester, PA 15074

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The Majestic Theatre dates back to at least 1909. Still listed in the 1955 Film Daily Yearbook.

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AndrewBarrett
AndrewBarrett on September 22, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Thanks to whomever created this page!

According to the “Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ”, pg. 631, the “Majestic Theatre” in Rochester, Pennsylvania, had a Seeburg-Smith theatre pipe organ installed in 1920.

The size of the organ (# of manuals/# of ranks) is not given in the book (not known), but they do have info on the blower, which was/is serial #H637, and was 1 and ½ horsepower, with an output of 10" of static wind pressure. Again, this was a Seeburg-Smith organ, meaning it was built in part of the Seeburg piano and orchestrion factory in Chicago under Smith’s supervision, during the time of the Seeburg-Smith partnership.

I’d love to know more about this theatre and/or organ, and if either exist today!

docatlas
docatlas on March 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm

I would love to know more about both the theater and the organ (I’m a life-long organist). It had ceased to be a theater long before I was born, but for a long time during my life the Army-Navy store was in the building. Even that is gone now.

Another old Rochester theater I would like to know more about is the Home Theater. The only thing I know about it was that it was on the lower end of New York Avenue. I don’t know if it was torn down when the four lane road (Ohio River Blvd) was put in, or before that.

I’ve just started getting involved with the local historical society, so I’ll have to ask around and see what I can dig up.

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