Alpine Theatre

Orbisonia, PA 17243

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The Strand Theatre was opened around 1929. Located in the small town of Orbisonia, PA. It was renamed Alpine Theatre November 8, 1946. It was owned and operated by Alpine Theatres located in Kingwood, West Virginia. E.T. Dormer was the manager.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

The Strand Theatre is listed in the 1929 Film Daily Yearbook with 250 seats. Not listed in 1928. Opened as the Alpine Theatre in 1946.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

The Alpine Theatre opened on November 8, 1946. An opening ad published in the Huntingdon Daily News is available online but a paid subscription is required to access it. Here is the text from the ad:

“We are happy to announce to the people of Orbisonia, Rockhill Furnace and surrounding communities, the grand opening of the new and modern theatre in Orbisonia, Pa. Friday night, Nov. 8th. Box office opens at 6 p.m. Southern Pennsylvania’s most beautiful theatre owned and operated by the Alpine Theatre Circuit, General Offices Kingwood, W. Va.”

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