Majestic Theater

506 East Lawrence Avenue,
Ellwood City, PA 16117

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The Majestic Theater dates back to at least 1924 when a Wurlitzer organ opus 918 was installed. The Majestic Theater was still operating into the early-1980’s. The building was destroyed in a fire and has been demolished.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Here is a 1981 photo of the Majestic.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Not much info on this theater but a nice picture from lost memory.Very old school looking!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm

An October 15, 1949, Boxoffice item about a remodeling of the Majestic said the house had originally opened in 1917. Through most of its history, the Majestic was operated by members of the Biordi family. The web site Ellwood City Memories says that Frank Biordi operated the Majestic from either 1918 or 1921 (the page has contradictory information) until selling it in 1924, then repurchased the theater in 1936.

Andy Biordi is mentioned as operator of the Majestic in many issues of Boxoffice from the 1930s into the 1960s. Mrs. Frank Biordi was mentioned as owner of the Majestic in Boxoffice Magazine as late as 1977. Frank Biordi died on October 29, 1974, according to a notice in Boxoffice of December 16.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm

When you have some free time, you can listen to the audio interview between Merceda Saffron and her daughter at this site. In the interview, she claims that the Majestic had over 1,000 seats. It might have had that many at one time because I don’t normally find Wurlitzer organs installed in many theaters with under 400 seats.

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