Lansdale Theater

545 W. Main Street,
Lansdale, PA 19446

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kencmcintyre on April 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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.

HowardBHaas on February 11, 2009 at 6:38 pm

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

HowardBHaas on July 7, 2008 at 1:03 am

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.

teecee on March 15, 2005 at 7:37 pm

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.

teecee on March 7, 2005 at 10:01 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.

Scott on March 7, 2005 at 5:55 pm


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.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 7, 2005 at 3:46 pm

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

Scott on February 27, 2005 at 12:38 am

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

teecee on February 24, 2005 at 8:35 pm

Looks like a great event on March 8th:

Article puts the demolition date for the Lansdale as 1979.

teecee on February 24, 2005 at 8:11 pm

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

groundstar on October 3, 2004 at 11:15 pm

A Picture of the theater can be seen here – Pre 1970
(Sorry for the quality – It was taken from a newspaper)