Vox Theatre

203 W. Main Street,
Ligonier, PA 15658

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The Wilt Theatre was opened in 1917. It was listed as (Closed) in 1941, but had reopened by 1943. By 1950 it had been renamed Vox Theatre and was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 19, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Here is a colorized photo of the Wilt Theatre taken around 1919. The Wilt was in operation by 1918, as it was mentioned in The Moving Picture World that year. It might have opened in 1917, when the March issue of Electrical Record and Buyer’s Reference ran an item listing several theaters recently wired by contractor W. G. Dunseath of Irwin, Pennsylvania, which included a theater for R. A. Wilt in Ligonier. The list specified that Dunseath’s work for a Lyric Theatre in Irwin had been a rewiring job, but as it didn’t specify rewiring for any of the other theaters on the list perhaps it can be assumed that they were all new houses.

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