223 N. Liberty Street,
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Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Mahoning Photoplay Theater
According to Anita Devivo in "New Castle and Mahoningtown" it opened in 1915 as the Mahoning Photoplay Theater. It stood at the corner of North Liberty Street and West Madison Avenue.
The name was changed to Crescent Theater in the 1920’s. After a fire in spring of 1940, it was remodeled in August 1940 to the plans of designer Michael Miller, and was given a Streamline Moderne style makeover. All seating was on a single floor. It stopped showing movies in 1959.
The New Castle Playhouse moved in from 1960 until the late-1960’s. Finally demolished in 1975.
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