Manos Theater

320 E. 5th Avenue,
Tarentum, PA 15084

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Manos Theater

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The Palace Theater dates back to at least 1920 when a Kimball organ was installed. Later known as the Manos Theater which was still operating into the 1970’s. The building is currently occupied by Family Services of Western Pennsylvania.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm

From the 1950s a newsprint photo of the Manos Theater in Tarentum.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 23, 2011 at 7:26 am

As the Manos Theatre is a three-story building, not very wide, and appears to have an iron cornice, perhaps it was the proposed house mentioned in the May 21, 1910, issue of The American Contractor:

“Tarentum, Pa.—Theater: 3 sty. 136x 33. Architect Ira F. Cutshall. Owner J. H. Oppenheimer. Plans completed; taking figures. Brick, stone, composition roof, large skylight, galv. iron cornice, struct. & orn. iron, yellow pine finish, tile & hardwood floors, marble tiling, gas & electric fixtures, lavatories, water closets, bath tubs.”
What the theater needed bathtubs for I don’t know. Perhaps they were a feature of the dressing rooms.

RD on June 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

There was a bowling alley on the second floor, and appartments were build for a manager to live in. Who could forget the sound of the main line railroad roaring by outside the front doors of the theatre.

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