Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

501 East 38th Street,
Erie, PA 16504

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Opened in 1996, the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center is on the campus of Mercyhurst College. It’s not a movie theatre per se, but does have a regular film series. It shows a lot of movies like "The King’s Speech", "Winter’s Bone", and "Waiting for Superman".

It’s primary use is as a performing arts facility, but it is currently the only movie house within the Erie city limits.

Contributed by Susan DiMarco

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Good photos at the Website!

Cost $3.7 Million to build in 1996.

More info and more photos always welcome.

SusanD
SusanD on April 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I contacted the theatre and they sent me the following info:

1) Architect: Orlando Salata

2) Equipped with a standard perforated cinema screen used in movie theaters. It was manufactured by the Hurley Screen Corporation.
The screen dimensions are 13 feet tall by 31 feet wide. Masking is adjustable for any aspect ratio between Academy (1:1.33) to Cinemascope (1:2.39).

3) Simplex 35mm film projector. Schneider Kreuznach Ultra-Star high resolution projection lens. Xe-Lamp 2,000 watt xenon lamp.
Potts Alpha 3-deck film transport system.

4) Dolby sound system equipped with Dolby Digital sound decoder. Only movie theater in Erie which has Dolby Digital capability. Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and Millcreek 6 do not have Dolby Digital. QSC amplifiers capable of supplying 1,500 watts per channel. (Three channels = 4,500 watts total.) JBL 2-way cinema speakers with 15 inch drivers.

5) Christie Digital high definition DLP video projector. (8,000 lumen light output.)

6) Dual satellite receivers for presenting programs broadcast via satellite.

SusanD
SusanD on April 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Oh yeah, my brother and I went here for the Buddy Guy concert in April, 2011. Great concert and great venue.

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