Majestic Theater

29 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Lkoger on January 23, 2013 at 6:58 am

Good news. The Majestic has exceeded it’s goal of $150K to replace it’s two 35mm projectors, guranteeing the tradition of nightly films will continue in downtown Gettysburg. As of this post, the total contributions have exceeded $163K.

Lkoger on October 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

The Majestic’s efforts to raise funds for the transition to digital projection are on target and, as of this writing, are close to not only reaching the goal but will likely exceed it. The plans are to replace the 35mm projectors in the two smaller auditoriums and also the current digital projector in the main auditorium which is used for the summer classic film series and an occasional film throughout the year.

muviebuf on June 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

Looks like the two screens which were created from the adjoining building in 2005 to show art films may be in trouble due to digital. Video limk:


kencmcintyre on April 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Here is a November 1939 ad from the Gettysburg Times:

TLSLOEWS on February 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Thanks for the photos and infor Mike and Lost Memory.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Here are two more 1985 photos:



Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I Thought this might be the MAJESTIC THEATRE in the Late 80’s short lived TV SERIES THE POPCORN KID. Yep, the entire show took place in the MAJESTIC theatre. The show was on CBS for about 6 episodes. So it goes.

MPol on January 25, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I love that rounded marquee. It’s cool!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 25, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Here is another photo of the Majestic.

DonLewis on December 8, 2008 at 9:08 pm

A 1996 view of the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 29, 2008 at 9:28 pm

The architect for the restoration of the Majestic Theater was Killis Almond, of Killis Almond & Associates, a San Antonio, Texas, based firm specializing in the restoration of historic buildings. Click on their “Projects” link to find a link to a page about this theater, as well as links to pages about some of their other theater projects.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 16, 2008 at 6:10 pm

This is a nice recent shot of the marquee.

JohnMessick on March 12, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Markedmunds….Your right the main auditorium was twinned. The other screen was on the former stage. Not in the balcony. You walked down a long hallway built inside the 2nd auditorium then onto the former stage.

mark edmunds
mark edmunds on March 12, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Lived in Fairfield in 1986 and the Majestic was a decent(only) place to see a movie, I went to see “Platoon”. The main auditorium was twinned down the middle and they had another screen up stairs in the former balcony. The place was a little shabby, I think Clearview was at the helm then, but you could see thru the neglect that it was once a nice single screen house. Looks great now

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 9, 2008 at 10:32 am

Here is a 2008 view of the Majestic Theater.

Patsy on November 1, 2007 at 8:17 am

Gustavelifting: I visited Gettysburg last November for the Remembrance Weekend and will never see Gettysburg in the same way ever again. You must get the soundtrack of the movie Gettysburg as the music is awesome!

uncleal923 on October 31, 2007 at 9:59 pm

I assume this was the one in town. I live on Long Island in New York (like most people don’t know where Long Island is). My second cousin wanted to see the movie Gettysburg in Gettysburg. So, in a brief moment of insanity, we drove her down to this theater to see that movie. We entered as the movie started and, once the movie was over, we drove back. We have made many trips to Gettysburg and toured the battlefield many times, but this was, by far, the shortest since most lasted a few days. We will see you guys down there this weekend, and we plan to spend the night.

TheaterBuff1 on September 23, 2007 at 7:47 pm

Great photos, Lost Memory!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 22, 2007 at 7:17 pm

A more recent photo of the Majestic Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 23, 2007 at 12:55 pm

This is a 2007 photo of the Majestic Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 26, 2007 at 8:37 am

Here is an updated link for the Majestic website. Status should be Open. Function should be Live Performances and Movies.

TheaterBuff1 on January 12, 2007 at 10:02 pm

Another John Eberson theater, the Yeadon, in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, was torn down last year after a fire had gutted it. And William Harold Lee’s Victoria Theatre in Shamokin, Pennsylvania — his home town — was torn down several years back for a Rite Aid drugstore. On the really good news front though, in addition to the Majestic, the Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown, PA is about to reopen, this having been masterfully reworked by W.H. Lee and William E. Groben. You can read a great article about it at this link: View link And William Harold Lee’s West Shore Theatre just outside of Harrisburg from what I understand is doing really really well right now. And then of course there’s his State Theatre — a palace — up in Easton, PA which appears to be holding up very well. Some great photos of it by Noah Kern, plus Jim Rankin’s excellent commentary added to some, can be seen at: There also continues to be great hope for the Boyd, Philadelphia’s last standing movie palace, originally designed by Paul J. Henon and reworked by W.H. Lee in the 1950s.

Patsy on January 12, 2007 at 6:43 am

TheaterBuff1: Yes, that would be nice. Case in point is an Eberson theatre that was in the small western Pa town of Butler. They torn down their theatre for a bank. I was going to travel to Butler until I was told by a resident that the Butler Theatre was demolished.

TheaterBuff1 on January 11, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Yes, I fully agree, what culminated in December 2006 at Gettysburg was very inspiring! Meantime, it might be interesting to note, what brought my attention to Gettysburg in the first place was my interest in the Majestic Theatre. So many of William H. Lee’s theaters throughout the state of Pennsylvania have been demolished or currently are being abusively used for other purposes, while Gettysburg went all out to restore the one it had. I loved what Gettysburg was able to do with its own W.H. Lee theater — the Majestic — while elsewhere in the state where his theaters still stand people kept telling me, “Such can’t be done.” But try telling that to the good folks of Gettysburg! Now if we could just get the rest of the state up to that same level!