Casino Theatre

145 Lincoln Avenue,
Vandergrift, PA 15690

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AndrewBarrett on September 22, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I’m also not yet sure what organ was installed in the Casino here.

The above comments suggest that it might have been a photoplayer of some kind, if the orchestra pit was large enough, and the instrument was located in the pit.

Anybody have any more info on this? :)

AndrewBarrett on September 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm

How do I create a new theatre listing on here? According to a listing here in the “Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ” (pg. 631), there was an “Iris Theatre” in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, with a two-manual Smith theatre organ installed at some point.

No other details are given in the listing (such as # of ranks of the organ, date, or any blower info etc).

As this is the only old theatre I can find currently listed for the town/city of Vandergrift, I’m putting this here for right now. I know nothing else about the Iris, but if I had a little more free time might do research on it.

edblank on March 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Exactly, Ken. Thanks for your courteous understanding.

kencmcintyre on March 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I get it-you’re ensuring that you get the e-mail notifications. I was waiting for the new link to something, until I figured out what you meant.

William on April 26, 2006 at 1:16 pm

The Casino Theatre during the 1940’s seated 780 people.

raubre on April 26, 2006 at 12:57 pm

The new website is now open. The above link will direct you there.

teecee on March 18, 2005 at 5:44 am

Small photo here. Website “under construction” since 1997: