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rivest266 commented about Hill Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 4:17 pm

Closed 1978 as everyone went to the new mall cinemas.

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rivest266 commented about Valle Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 4:03 pm

The Valle Theatre, which ceased operations in 1975, experienced a revival when a religious organization transformed it into the Christian Arts theatre on November 19th, 1976. Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Harrisburg Cinema Grill on May 26, 2024 at 3:57 pm

Taken over by Sameric and reopened as the Twin Eric Union Deposit Mall on July 2nd, 1976. Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Penway Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 3:45 pm

Closed or halted its listings in 1975.

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rivest266 commented about Trans-Lux Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 3:41 pm

Became Trans-Lux Gold & Blue on May 20th, 1975. 1966 and 1975 grand opening ads posted.

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rivest266 commented about Hershey Lodge Cinema on May 26, 2024 at 3:25 pm

Opened on April 3rd, 1974. Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Harrisburg Cinema Grill on May 26, 2024 at 2:33 pm

The Union Deposit Cinemas 1 & 2 opened on November 8th, 1972. Grand opening ad posted. More to come for this cinema with corrections to the post of November 15th, 2017.

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rivest266 commented about Star Art Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 1:02 pm

Closed or stopped its newspaper ads in 1960 and reopened on December 31st, 1964, with the British nudist film “Sunswept” from 1961. 1964 ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Loew's Regent Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 12:24 pm

In August 1960, Central Parking acquired the Loew’s property with the intention of demolishing it to create a parking lot. Article posted.

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rivest266 commented about National Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 10:23 am

Listings for the National Theatre ended in 1957.

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rivest266 commented about Lemoyne Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 10:22 am

Listings for the Lemoyne ended in the Harrisburg newspapers in 1957.

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rivest266 commented about Grand Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 10:22 am

Listings for the Grand ended in 1957.

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rivest266 commented about Roxy Theatre on May 26, 2024 at 10:13 am

Ads for the Roxy stopped in 1954 as everyone watched TV, went to the drive-ins or the bowling alleys.

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rivest266 commented about Shore Drive-In on May 26, 2024 at 10:10 am

The Shore Drive-In opened on June 16th, 1954. Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Halifax Drive-In on May 26, 2024 at 9:56 am

The first listings in the Harrisburg newspapers are from June 12th, 1952.

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rivest266 commented about Uptown Theater on May 26, 2024 at 6:13 am

Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Midway Drive-In on May 26, 2024 at 5:41 am

Opened June 30th, 1950. Article posted.

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rivest266 commented about Harrisburg Drive-In on May 26, 2024 at 5:31 am

It opened on May 29th, 1950. Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Keystone Drive-In on May 26, 2024 at 5:17 am

Grand opening ad posted. SamEric had plans to build a twin cinema in front of this drive-in.

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rivest266 commented about West Shore Theatre on May 25, 2024 at 5:06 pm

The latest street view looks like it has new eletronic poster frames and LED lighting. Grand opening ad: West Shore Theatre openingWest Shore Theatre opening 22 Jan 1940, Mon The Evening News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Newspapers.com

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rivest266 commented about Elks Theatre on May 25, 2024 at 4:53 pm

Elks Middletown reopening from February 17th, 1941. Elks theatre reopeningElks theatre reopening 17 Feb 1941, Mon The Evening News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Newspapers.com

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rivest266 commented about Senate Theater on May 25, 2024 at 2:47 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Rio Theatre on May 25, 2024 at 2:27 pm

The Majestic theater, which had been closed in 1935, underwent a transformation and emerged anew as the Rio on November 4th, 1938, thanks to the efforts of Wilmer & Vincent Corp.

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rivest266 commented about Penway Theatre on May 25, 2024 at 2:15 pm

The Penway placed its first ad on November 17th, 1937. Posted in the photo section.

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rivest266 commented about Paxtang Theater on May 25, 2024 at 2:13 pm

Opened November 9th, 1936. Grand opening ad posted.