Lion Theatre

7 N. Main Street,
Red Lion, PA 17356

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57thst on August 12, 2013 at 2:14 am

There is only one photo I know that exists of this theatre. I will try and track down a good copy.

John Simmers
John Simmers on August 7, 2013 at 7:46 am

The Lion was reportedly as large and ornate as the co-owned Strand in York. Warner Bros, later RKO Stanley Warner, operated four theaters in downtown York in the 1930s and 40s (Strand, Capitol, Ritz and Rialto) and the Lion in Red Lion. I don’t know if this story is true, as it was only heard in passing, but the story goes that in the late 1960s the Red Lion town council passed a resolution banning the theater from playing anything but G-rated movies. (Red Lion is by and large a conservative, religious community, even to this day.) RKO Stanley Warner responded by closing the Lion the following day.