Sellersville Theater 1894
24 W. Temple Avenue,
24 W. Temple Avenue,Sellersville, PA 18960
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Opened as Cinema 1894 on August 16th, 1972.
Found on Newspapers.com
Here is an article about the former cinema’s success as a live music venue.
I’ve been to a few concerts at this theater, and you can tell it started life as a movie theater, and I beleive they still sometimes (infrequently) show movies. The people who manage/own the Sellersville Theater 1894 also manage/own the Washington House Restaurant next door to it.
Here’s a short “tour” of the theater from the official website of the Sellersville Theater 1894:
Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine in November 1970:
The owner of the Selvil Theater in Sellersville, Herman Haines of Philadelphia, hopes to sell the showhouse to someone who would like to break into the exhibition business. The Selvil was damaged by fire last February. The nearest theaters are four miles away in Quakertown and Souderton.
The theater was put up for auction in November 1976:
MOVIE THEATER K/A CINEMA 1894
FOR: ROBERT & JOAN IANNETTA
24 W. Temple Avenue
FRI., NOV. 19,1976 2:00 P.M.
REAL ESTATE – MOVIE THEATER
An Old Landmark, Completely rebuilt in 1972, Cement Block Construction, 36 x 132, Seats 384 in pushback seats, 15 x 31 Technikote XR 171 Gain Screen, 2 Simplex 35 Projectors, 2 Christie Xenon Console Systems, Simplex 35 Optical bound System, All in Like New Condition. Lg. Lobby, 2 Lavatories, ticket office, 2nd flr. office & partial basement, 3 phase elec.– 1,000 Amps, W.A. Heat Oil Fired, Air Conditioned by York, fully carpeted, in operation showing A GOOD NET INCOME. Situated on a Corner Lot 56.50 x 160, ample parking in the area.
Inspection – Fri., Nov. 12th, 2-4 P.M. or by appt. & day of sale after 1 P.M. Sale Subject to Confirmation Terms -10% down day of sale; settlement within 60 days. SANFORD A. ALDERFER, INC, Real Estate Brokers And Auctioneers Harleysville, Pa.