118 W. Crawford Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Ideal Amusement Co.
Firms: Altman & Altman
The Soisson Theatre was the largest movie theatre to operate in Connellsville, PA. It opened as a smaller theatre on December 17, 1907. The architect was C. Ender Urban. It closed as a silent movie theatre on June 7, 1929. The building lay unused until 1937 when it was partially demolished to build a new Soisson Theatre for the Ideal Amusement Co. chain.
Architect for the new Art Deco style theatre was Harry C. Altman. The ‘New’ Soison Theatre was opened on November 24, 1937 with Eleanore Whitney in “Blond Trouble”. It was closed on August 14, 1956 with Burt Lancaster in “The Crimson Pirate” & Theodore Von Eltz in “Animal World”. It was demolished on April 6, 1959 for a bank to be built on the site.
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