Mount Holly Theatre

214 N. Baltimore Avenue,
Mount Holly Springs, PA 17065

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Functions: Housing

Previous Names: Holly Theatre, Holly Art Theatre

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Now The Holly Theatre Apartments

Housed in a former American Legion building on N. Baltimore Street at Church Street, the Holly Theatre opened April 22, 1942 with Priscilla Lane in “Blues in the Night”. Through the 1950’s it was operated by Allied Theatres. It was renamed Holly Art Theatre on November 25, 1970, screening adult movies. This closed in 1973. It reopened as the Mount Holly Theatre on October 20, 1978 and closed in 1983.

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1posterfan4sure on April 19, 2009 at 8:44 am

This theatre is no longer in operation and has been transformed into an apartment building called Center Stage Apartments. This little theatre had a bit of a notorious reputation in the early 1970s when it was called the “Holly Art Theatre” and showed XXX porn. The owner, an old guy with a craggy voice and some kind of New Yorky accent used to do radio commercials for it on one of the Carlisle stations. They were hysterical. I’ll never forget the one for one particular feature. It went something like this: “Now showing at da Holly Aht Theatre. "Thar She Blows.” The story of men and women who go down to the sea in ships.“ Priceless.

1posterfan4sure on April 19, 2009 at 10:01 am

This theatre is no longer in operation. At last word it has been converted into an apartment building known as the Center Stage Apartments.

carolgrau on February 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

This theatre was owned by Helen and Richard Jones, they also had Silver Springs Drive-In, as well as a hotel in Mexico.. I worked for them a long time..

randytheicon on May 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Holly Theatre was open circa 1992-93. At that time there was a sizable stage under the screen, which was perfect for the “Rocky Horror” cast that performed there. (The shows usually sold out, despite the theatre’s rather remote location and the movie’s availability on video.)

kyma86 on January 14, 2016 at 10:59 am I just found a picture of what it used to look like. I currently live there and am trying to find out more information about it. But it is hard to find pictures or any information.

dallasmovietheaters on November 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

Grand opening ad from April 22, 1942 with “Blues in the Nite” in photos. The Holly Theatre was housed in the former American Legion building. R.J. Jones bought the hall, converting it to the Holly Theatre and ran it from 1942 to November of 1995. Jones had hoped to find a new operator quickly but that didn’t happen.

rivest266 on September 3, 2018 at 8:30 am

This reopened as Holly Art showing adult movies on November 25th, 1970 and closed in 1973. Reopened on October 20th, 1978 and closed again in 1983.

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