Embassy Theatre

6 South Main Street,
Lewistown, PA 17044

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Embassy Theatre

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The Embassy Theatre was opened on October 17, 1927. After years as the crown jewel of movie theaters in Lewistown, the 1970’s saw the Embassy Theatre’s fortunes nose-dive and it finally shut its doors in 1981.

Ten years later, as the Embassy Theatre stood by waiting for a savior, the Friends of the Embassy Theatre was organized in 1991 to save this classic theater from being lost forever.

The Embassy Theatre is currently raising money to repair its marquee and its interior in hopes of being brought back to life as a performing arts center for the Pennsylvania town. In the early-2000’s, the Embassy Theatre restored its box office and front doors.

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

bpowers84 on October 28, 2004 at 10:27 pm

Small update: The Embassy webpage is being updated on a regular basis now, take a look at our new site.

Brian Powers

ERD on November 4, 2005 at 4:58 am

What progress has been made on renovating this theatre since 2004.
I hope there has been progress made.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 9, 2007 at 10:18 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998

Embassy Theatre (added 1998 – Building – #98000899)
6 S. Main St., Lewistown
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Hill, Albert Douglas, Haverstick-Borthwick Co.
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Work In Progress

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 3, 2007 at 7:05 pm

Here is a photo of the Embassy Theater.

MPol on December 16, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Love that marquee on the outside of the theatre. Thanks for the photo, Lost Memory.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 29, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Here is a November 1963 ad.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on June 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

Here’s a blog posting with images of the Embassy.


Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on June 13, 2011 at 10:37 am

Thanks Chuck, I couldn’t figure out how to post a link.

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