Lamp Theatre

220 Main Street,
Irwin, PA 15642

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Functions: Live Performances, Movies

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 724.367.4000

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The Lamp, May 2011

The Lamp Theatre was opened in 1937. It closed in the mid-2000’s. It was sold and the new owners began renovating to reopen, sadly by 2010, this had come to a halt.

It recieved grants from the State & County and with the help of a team of dedicated volunteers it reopened in the fall of 2015. The stage has been enlarged and can now hold live performances as well as movies.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

Becca on April 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

I just drove past the Lamp on 4/14, and not a single renovation is in sight. :( I wonder what happened with that?

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Maybe they ran out of money.

Becca on May 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

The place was mostly gutted, and now sits abandoned. I took some exterior shots yesterday. If my link doesn’t work, let me know, and I’ll upload them to my website.

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Karen_Glass on May 30, 2011 at 8:18 am

There is new activity for this theatre. The Westmoreland Cultural Trust is still trying to renovate and open it. State and County money has been arranged, but they are waiting to hear from the Irwin Borough to see if they can contribute a potion of the needed funds. A group has formed to support the reopening of the theatre.

This group: “Relight the Lamp” can be found on Facebook.
Information about how to get involved and updates on progress can be found on Facebook and at this blog:

Karen_Glass on May 30, 2011 at 8:23 am

Also, the map location for this theatre is incorrect. It is located on the “other” Main St. North of Route 30 in downtown Irwin.

KDH521 on June 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

Here are the last couple of articles about the Lamp:

June 9, 2011

May 19, 2011

A May 20, 2011 poll about the fate of the Lamp

A May 2010 update

A 2009 op-ed piece

KDH521 on September 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

Here’s the latest development:

KDH521 on April 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

You can keep up with the latest on the Lamp’s progress here:

We’re compiling links to the latest news reports here:

Plus, find us on Facebook here:

and on Twitter here:

DavidZornig on April 3, 2022 at 8:18 pm

Address is 222 Main Street. Per the Downtown Irwin Facebook page: HISTORY NUGGET: before the Lamp Theater ( b. 1937 ) there was The Grand Theater in the same location. This map is 1914 when they were called “Moving Pictures”. (map in gallery)

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