Vernon Theater

Philadelphia Avenue,
Barnesboro, PA 15714

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Opened in late-1936, or early-1937, the Vernon Theater was operated by the Ideal Amusement Company, headquartered in Johnstown, PA. It was closed in 1974 and was destroyed by fire on December 19, 1975.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 26, 2010 at 2:51 am

Vernon Scott was the head of the Ideal Amusement Company, according to Boxoffice of October 2, 1937. The item said that the Vernon Theatre had opened “…at the turn of the year….” I guess that would mean either December 31, 1936, or January 1, 1937.

At the time of Scott’s death in March, 1942, the Ideal Amusement company operated a circuit of 14 theaters. Scott was succeeded as President of the chain by former general manager F.X. McClellan.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Barnesboro is now known as Northern Cambria

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 31, 2015 at 10:42 pm

The Kittanning, Pennsylvania Simpson’s Leader-Times of December 20, 1975, said that the Vernon Theatre building in Barnesboro had been destroyed by a fire the previous day. Another source indicates that the house had closed in 1974.

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