Grand Theater

252 Main Street,
East Greenville, PA 18041

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 30, 2010 at 3:50 am

There’s a good December, 2009, photo of the Grand’s auditorium in this weblog post by photographer Christopher Elston. There are also a couple of night shots showing the marquee.

CSWalczak on January 31, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Are you perhaps thinking of the Bala Theater in Bala Cynwyd? Its entry here on CT is at /theaters/9064/
At least some of the links in the comments posted there are functional and will take you to sites with pictures.

Ross Care
Ross Care on January 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Does anyone remember a theater in West Chester, PA., that had an Egyptian theme? (This in the same general area as the Grand here under discussion though in Chester County). I went there when I was in college and seem to recall it was rather grand. There were two theaters in West Chester, again as I recall, the second – the Harrison? – was fairly nondescript.

Patsy on January 19, 2010 at 6:59 am

Grand Theater: The May 1 2007 post doesn’t show any restoration photos and I’d like to see them and perhaps visit the Grand in 2010. BTW, my hometown theatre was also named the Grand.

Patsy on January 19, 2010 at 6:57 am

Where is Greenville PA? I clicked on the name Jerome Landes and found that he was the architect for the Broad in Souderton PA and the Palace in Quakertown PA.

Patsy on October 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

Nice to read that an organ is being installed in this small town movie house.

hondo59 on February 10, 2008 at 6:50 pm

This is a fabulous small town movie house. An organ is being installed. Neat marquee too. I drive my kids 50 miles each way to see films as they should be presented.

Grand on May 1, 2007 at 6:39 pm

Updated restoration pictures here:

View link

Patsy on August 31, 2005 at 9:05 am

TC: Excellent idea as I would love to see a picture(s) of the restored auditorium on the web page, too! And where exactly is East Greenville PA?

teecee on August 11, 2005 at 2:38 am

Good luck guys. Can you put a picture of the restored auditorium on your web page?

GrandValleyHoldingsLP on November 16, 2004 at 11:10 am

Updated info:

Opening June 2005 as the Grand Theater.

Style should read neoclassical.

Architect was Jerome S. Landes

Last full renovation was in 1966-7 when most of the original interior was covered with curtains and the lobby was updated with paneling and a drop ceiling. Re-Opened in January 1967 as the Valley Theatre, owner was Jacques H. Kline. Very successful for 20 years as the only theater in an immediate area of about 10,000.

Decline began in late 1980’s as roof began to fail. Closed in March 2004 and sold twice since closure. New owners are restoring and re-opening as second run motion picture venue.

Architect also was the construction manager on all of this projects. He also built the former Lyric Theatre in Quakertown PA (now Dimmig Appliance) and the still operating 1922 Broad Theatre in Souderton PA. Mr. Landes was a lifelong Souderton resident and former burgess of the Borough.