Luzerne Theatre

25-29 N. Main Street,
Luzerne, PA 18709

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Lurerne Theatre, Luzerne PA

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The Luzerne Theatre was built by Thomas Alexander (Alexopoulos) and Louis Marinos in conjunction with the Comerford Corporation in Luzerne, Pennsylvania near Wilkes-Barre. It opened in 1925.

The theatre ran continuously until Memorial Day of 1969 when a fire destroyed the entire block. In its final five years the Luzerne Theatre was known primarily for exhibiting foreign and art films.

The Thomas Alexander and Louis Marinos families also had theatres in Forty Fort, PA and Wyoming, PA.

Contributed by Tom Alexander

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

Roger, I think the phone number might belong to Tom Alexander, who submitted this theater. His family owned the Luzerne Theatre.

Tom, are you sure of the opening year of the theater? I found this item in the July 8, 1922, issue of The American Contractor:

“LUZERNE, PA. •Theatre (M. P.), Store & Apts.: $60,000. 2 sty. 50x165. Luzerne. Archt. James A. McGlynn, Simon Long bldg., Wilkes Barre. Owner & Bldr. Louis Marines & Thomas Alexander, 27 Main St. Brk. & h. t., stone. Soon to start. Owner taking bids on sep. contrs.”
If the theater didn’t open until 1925, that was an awfully long construction time.

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