Elks Theater

133 E. Centre Street,
Mahanoy City, PA 17948

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Architects: Edward Z. Scholl

Functions: Fraternal Hall

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Elks Theater

The Elks Theater was part of an Elks Lodge building which opened in 1916. The facade of the building is highly decorated in ceramic tiles. The Elks Theater was still open in 1951. The building was still in use as an Elks Lodge in 2021.

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garyhoy on January 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm

The Elk Theater was owned by a Shamokin. Pa. based operator, Buckley Amusement Enterprises. This chain also operated the Capitol and Majestic theaters in Shamokin and the State Theater in Mt. Carmel. This is all I know of this theater. The Victoria in Mahanoy City was operated by Victoria Amusement Enterprises of Shamokin and was build by Chamberlain Amusements of Shamokin prior to 1920.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 9, 2023 at 5:57 pm

The April 24, 1914 issue of American Contractor noted the letting of contracts for a new Elks lodge and theater in Mahanoy City. The three-story, 42x125 foot building had been designed by Reading, Pennsylvania architect Edward Z. Scholl. A couple of sources say that the lodge was dedicated in 1916, but I haven’t found an opening date for the theater.

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