Lansdale Theater

545 W. Main Street,
Lansdale, PA 19446

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Lansdale Theatre exterior

This theater was located on Main Street in Lansdale and closed sometime in the late 1970’s. The entire block was torn down at that time to make way for a new bank, which closed about 10 years later and the building now has an insurance company at one end and a art gallery at the other - the art gallery portion of the building sitting approximately where the theater entrance was.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 7, 2005 at 9:46 am

Film Daily Yearbooks give the seating capacity of the Lansdale Theatre as 900.

Scott on March 7, 2005 at 11:55 am


No, the postcard view I have is more detailed than the drawing contained in the newsletter. And it shows the theatre as it actually was in the 1920s. It’s a really beautiful picture. However, the perspective of the two is similar. I’d be happy to email you a scan of it if you’re interested.

teecee on March 7, 2005 at 4:01 pm

Thanks, but not necessary. Hope you can make the meeting tomorrow; I can’t make it since it is a bit of a drive mid week.

teecee on March 15, 2005 at 1:37 pm

Lansdale’s Grand Old Movie Houses will be featured at the Lansdale Historical Society’s May 10th meeting. A snow storm cancelled the March 8th meeting.

HowardBHaas on July 6, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Somebody who visited the theater tells me all seating was on one floor, he recalls 3 large ceiling domes in the auditorium, and he thinks he recalls chariots in plaster on the side walls of the auditorium.

HowardBHaas on February 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm

No doubt for the era of scope films, 5 Sept 1953 Box Office reported installation of a new 40 feet wide movie screen

kencmcintyre on April 17, 2010 at 11:51 am

The 1948 IMPA lists a Music Hall Theater in Lansdale as part of the Pizer Lewen Circuit. I haven’t found any information to corroborate this, however.

HowardBHaas on October 14, 2019 at 6:38 am

Friends, Ron & Roberta emailed me this about yesterday- The Garden State Theater Society had a luncheon, open console, and a mini concert by Candi Carley Roth at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown on Sunday.  We had never heard the United States Organ, which was originally installed in the Lansdale Theater. 

amby_moho on August 4, 2021 at 5:59 pm

such a travesty that this was demolished. so frustrating

amby_moho on August 4, 2021 at 6:01 pm

interesting fact: the original chandelier and some other facets of this theater were relocated to Ashland, Oregon:

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