Lansdale Theater

545 W. Main Street,
Lansdale, PA 19446

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Lansdale Theatre exterior

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This theater was located on Main Street in Lansdale and closed sometime in the late 1970’s. The entire block was torn down at that time to make way for a new bank, which closed about 10 years later and the building now has an insurance company at one end and a art gallery at the other – the art gallery portion of the building sitting approximately where the theater entrance was.

Contributed by Pete

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teecee
teecee on February 24, 2005 at 10:11 am

Architect is listed as Magaziner, Eberhard & Harris, which puts the theater being built in the 1920s.

teecee
teecee on February 24, 2005 at 10:35 am

Looks like a great event on March 8th:
http://www.lansdalehistory.org/

Article puts the demolition date for the Lansdale as 1979.

Scott
Scott on February 26, 2005 at 2:38 pm

I have a very interesting color postcard view of the Lansdale from the 1920s. When we can add pictures I will post it.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 7, 2005 at 5:46 am

Film Daily Yearbooks give the seating capacity of the Lansdale Theatre as 900.

Scott
Scott on March 7, 2005 at 7:55 am

TC:

No, the postcard view I have is more detailed than the drawing contained in the newsletter. And it shows the theatre as it actually was in the 1920s. It’s a really beautiful picture. However, the perspective of the two is similar. I’d be happy to email you a scan of it if you’re interested.

teecee
teecee on March 7, 2005 at 12:01 pm

Thanks, but not necessary. Hope you can make the meeting tomorrow; I can’t make it since it is a bit of a drive mid week.

teecee
teecee on March 15, 2005 at 9:37 am

Lansdale’s Grand Old Movie Houses will be featured at the Lansdale Historical Society’s May 10th meeting. A snow storm cancelled the March 8th meeting.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 6, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Somebody who visited the theater tells me all seating was on one floor, he recalls 3 large ceiling domes in the auditorium, and he thinks he recalls chariots in plaster on the side walls of the auditorium.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

No doubt for the era of scope films, 5 Sept 1953 Box Office reported installation of a new 40 feet wide movie screen

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 17, 2010 at 6:51 am

The 1948 IMPA lists a Music Hall Theater in Lansdale as part of the Pizer Lewen Circuit. I haven’t found any information to corroborate this, however.

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