207 Clemens Center Parkway,
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Clemens Center (Official)
Functions: Performing Arts
Previous Names: Keeney's Theatre, Elmira Theatre
Keeney’s Theatre opened December 21, 1925 as a vaudeville and silent movie theatre, the opening movie was Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” starring Theodore Roberts. At that time it had 2,600 seats with 1,400 in the orchestra and 1,200 in the balcony. It was equipped with a Marr & Colton 4 manual 20 ranks organ which was opened by organist S.L. Stambaugh of Chicago. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. and had 2,362 seats.
It was remodeled in around 1953 for the Dipson chain by architect Michael J. DeAngelis, and was known as the Elmira Theatre.
Today, known as the Clemens Center, it is a performing arts center which opened around 1977. There is a history page on the Clemens Center website with more information.
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