Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street,
Newtown, PA 18940

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Newtown Town Hall

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 215.968.3859

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Newtown Theatre

The theatre is located on State Street, in the middle of Historic Newtown. It has a balcony, and the charm of theatres long past.

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Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

HowardBHaas on February 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

Email arrived that the theater is soliciting donations from the public towards the cost of $100,000 digital projector.

RickB on March 19, 2012 at 5:34 am

Times of Trenton story on the theater and its attempts to raise money for the digital conversion here.

RickB on September 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm

A fundraiser for the digital conversion will be held on September 29. Story from The Trentonian here.

RickB on June 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Theater is approaching its fundraising goal, with $12,000 to $17,000 still to go. story here.

RickB on May 13, 2014 at 4:33 am

After a shutdown of several months for the digital changeover, theater will reopen May 26 with four nights of classics. story here.

HowardBHaas on May 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

May 26: Wizard of Oz at 3 p.m., 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 27: The Godfather at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. May 28: Singin’ in the Rain at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. May 29: Casablanca at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission to each movie will be the same price that was charged the year the movie was released. Those prices are: Wizard of Oz, .23 cents; Godfather, $1.70; Singin’ in the Rain, .53 cents; and Casablanca, .27 cents. Additional donations will be accepted at the door.

HowardBHaas on June 2, 2014 at 5:04 am

May 30 began the 1st main feature with digital projection, the excellent “The Railway Man.”

HowardBHaas on May 30, 2016 at 4:46 am

Yesterday, I enjoyed “The Man Who Knew Infinity” from the balcony. Digital projection was great! I knew the balcony doesn’t have surround speakers but sound was very good. Sightlines from the balcony are terrific. The screen looks very large.

HowardBHaas on January 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm

This email today from the theater-

An important message from the Newtown Theatre

It’s no secret we live in a world filled with endless entertainment options. Years ago, the Newtown Theatre was the only game in town when it came to movies. Today, we must contend with two nearby chain theaters, cable TV, on-demand movies, Netflix, Redbox, and countless other options. Compounding the problem is our busy world filled with work, errands, kids’ sporting events, social engagements and other responsibilities. All of this makes it extremely challenging to run a small single-screen movie theatre.

Instead of throwing up our hands, we are adapting to today’s reality. Beginning on Friday, January 13, we are going to limit the screening of regular feature films to Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. These are the days when 99% of our audience attends a movie. Movies will begin at 7:30 PM each of those nights, with an additional 4:00 PM screening on Sundays. This schedule change also gives us better flexibility to host special screenings, rentals, and other events on weeknights.

We have been screening movies for 110 years, and we’re not stopping now! But we must adapt to stay relevant and solvent. Rest assured that we will continue to bring you the same type and quality of movies we have been showing over the past year. It’s our hope you will continue making us your “hometown movie house” and bring along a few friends. Thank you for your continued support.

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