Bull's Head Theatre

1349 North Main Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18508

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Previous Names: Period Theatre

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The Period Theatre was opened prior to 1916. By 1941 it had been renamed Bulls Head Theatre. It was still open in 1950.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 23, 2014 at 8:56 pm

There are references in various issues of The Scranton Republican to a house called the Period Theatre operating at 1347 or 1349 N. Main Avenue. The earliest I’ve found is from March 6, 1918, and the latest from January 8, 1931. There is a reference to a movie house being in operation in the Bull’s Head district of Scranton in 1917, but the theater’s name was not mentioned.

I’ve also found references to the Lackawanna Central Model Railroad Club having a train display in the old Bull’s Head Theatre in 1972, so the building was still standing at that time.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 24, 2014 at 10:45 am

The Convenient Food Mart at the southwest corner of Main Avenue and Wood Street uses the address 1347 N. Main, so that must be where the Bull’s Head Theatre was located.

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