Ambridge Theatre

714 Merchant Street,
Ambridge, PA 15003

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The Ambridge Theatre was operating prior to 1929. It was operated by Warner Bros. The theatre was closed and demolished in 1965.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 9, 2011 at 3:08 am

The February 15, 1965, issue of The Film Daily said that a bank had taken an option on Stanley Warner’s Ambridge Theatre and that the house might soon be closed. It was the town’s only operating theater. Boxoffice of October 4 the same year said that the Ambridge Theatre Building would be razed sometime that month.

“Invasion of the Mind Snatchers: Television’s Conquest of America in the Fifties,” by Eric Burns, a native of Ambridge, said that the town had four theaters in operation at the beginning of the 1950s, but only two by the end of the decade.

I’ve found the Ambridge Theatre mentioned as early as 1929, so it was in operation by then.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

As the Ambridge Theatre was apparently only house of ample scale in the town, it was probably the recently-opened theater that was mentioned in the January 14, 1929, issue of The Film Daily:

“Ambridge, Pa. — M. B. Nadler has been appointed manager of the new Ambridge Amuse. Co. house here. The house seats 1,600 and built at a cost of approximately $500,000.”

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