Rowland Theatre

127 North Front Street,
Philipsburg, PA 16866

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Architect Julian Millard (not Hillard) was apparently also the designer of the Capitol Theatre at Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Architect is Julian Millard (not Hillard).

MPol on June 25, 2009 at 4:01 am

Thanks, Lost Memory. This looks like a nice theatre. Are there any photos of the interior? Just curious.

papapi on January 17, 2009 at 2:53 am

Rowland Theatre, Philipsburg, PA
Architect: Julian Hillard
Engineer: W.A. Hoyt

richardg on May 28, 2005 at 5:45 am

The name of the other theatre in Philipsburg is the Majestic. It was a furniture store for a period of time but, I believe, it is now empty.

MMBB on September 17, 2004 at 8:34 pm

As a recent discoverer of The Rowland, I am so grateful to the borough of Philipsburg for preserving this historical treasure – regardless of what’s playing, I make it a point when in town to catch a film and for a few hours step back in time to the movies the way my parents and grandparents experienced it! Please continue to restore and treasure this magnificent landmark, especially in the wake of the recent demolition of the Winburne, PA firehouse, which at one time was a beautiful movie theatre in its own right.

richardg on February 8, 2004 at 12:07 am

I’ve been to this theatre twice and enjoyed it both times. The balcony is always open to patrons. Philipsburg is a small community and I find it amazing they have a theatre this large. What’s more amazing is there’s another large theatre just a block away. Although now closed, I think that when it was open it would have taken the entire town’s population to fill the two theatres. There’s a terrific chocolate store across from the theatre with lots of homemade candies.