Garby Theatre

627 Main Street,
Clarion, PA 16214

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Functions: Retail

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Garby Theater

The Garby Theatre was opened on February 5, 1937 with George Brent in “More than a Secretary”. It was closed during the 1980’s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

BognarRegis on May 31, 2007 at 8:56 am

Both the Garby and The Orpheum are for sale. The garby is currently split down the middle to accomodate two screens. This was done in the early eighties. Most of the original stremeline moderne lines run along the outside walls on each side. I spoke recently with a gentleman named Phil Wein who told me he used to do a magic act on the Garby stage many years ago.

Patsy on May 31, 2007 at 9:21 am

Lost Memory: Your April 2, 2006 posts show contrasting photos of this theatre over the years and the subsequent changes.

Patsy on May 31, 2007 at 9:23 am

Lost Memory: I would like to see the June 1950 theatre exterior photo enlarged as it showed the curved marquee and curved building with an art deco look. BTW, I wasn’t aware that this PA town had 2 theatres, today.

TheaterBuff1 on June 1, 2007 at 6:09 pm

Patsy and Lost Memory, you should download Irfanview 4.00 — which is free shareware — from the following link:

Though it’s basically a file viewing program, it has full editing capability and is very easy to use. I’ve been using various versions of this program ever since I began computing and couldn’t even imagine not having it on my computer. So go ahead and download it and you’ll both be happy you did, I guarantee it!

TheaterBuff1 on June 2, 2007 at 8:14 pm

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You can also easily crop photos, convert them to grey scale, blur or sharpen them, intensify the color, change the coloration, increase or decrease the contrast, brighten or darken them, enlarge or reduce the image size, rotate and reverse the image, change the file format, and so on, more easily with this program than any other I’ve ever come across. So for Cinema treasures members I’d say it’s a must-have program all told.

TheaterBuff1 on June 3, 2007 at 4:52 pm

CORRECTION: I said above that you can go through image files in rapid succession by pressing the ENTER key. I meant to say the SPACE BAR key. (Press the ENTER key if you want to view an image file full screen.) In any event, you’ll find this program very intuitive….er, so much so that you won’t be thinking much about which key you’re pressing when doing this or that function, hence explaining my mix-up.

JRHagan on September 7, 2020 at 5:39 am

A Google search of this address does show the building under some kind of construction. Does anyone know if the building is being restored ?

50sSNIPES on April 16, 2022 at 5:18 pm

Opened On February 5, 1937 With George Brent In “More Than A Secretary” With No Extra Subjects. Along With The Orpheum, Both Theaters Continued To Run First-Runs Into The 1980s.

Patsy on June 26, 2022 at 9:50 am

noicelessecho: please provide photos ..

Patsy on June 26, 2022 at 9:56 am

Need to see interior photos of this beautiful art deco cinema treasure! A shame it is now gone to the ages as a theatre is a town’s anchor!

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