Welcome to CinemaTour!  Sign In

CinemaTour
 
Cinema History Around the World  
 HOME ·· CINEMAS ·· LINKS ·· BOOKS
 Contact Cinematour ·· Help & Hints ·· About Cinematour
 

Arcadia Theater


1994 Photo from the John Lewis collection
1418 Graham Ave
Windber PA
(814) 467-9070

Visit Website Live Theatre
Record #27022  
 Opened: May 5, 1921
Capacity: 600 seats
Architect(s): Henry Reinhold; Ralph L Land
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Cinema 56

Information for this tour was contributed by The Arcadia Theater.

The Arcadia Theater, which opened on May 5, 1921, was designed by Henry Reinhold and Ralph L. Land, architects from Philadelphia. The Windber Lumber Company, a subsidiary of Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, built the theater with money donated by a group of stockholders known as the Windber Theater Corporation.

The Arcadia Theater showcased many vaudeville acts as well as silent films and cinema productions before being sold in 1963, and renamed "Cinema 56" that featured adult film material. In 1975 the theater was closed.

However, in 1977, the Penn Wood Players, a local performance group, began to make plans to make the Arcadia their headquarters; but the Johnstown Flood of 1977 left the building damaged too severely to use and the theater was closed again.

In 1989 the Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation purchased the theater in order to restore the once grand Arcadia Theater to its former splendor. The restoration began in 1990 with the building architects using old pictures and the memories of many people for the interior and exterior designs. The intent of the restoration was to make the theater look as it did in 1921.

On October 31, 1998 the Arcadia re-opened its magnificent doors with the production of the "Best of Broadway." With the exception of present day computer technology to control both sound and light systems, the Arcadia Theater has successfully recaptured its original beauty and "magic" with both its appearance and live performances monthly.

 Photos
 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

December 1994 photos from the John Lewis collection.


75 KB · 625x441

71 KB · 625x441

63 KB · 625x441

65 KB · 625x441

72 KB · 625x441

67 KB · 625x441

81 KB · 625x441

88 KB · 441x625

59 KB · 625x441

67 KB · 625x441

79 KB · 625x441

64 KB · 625x441

71 KB · 625x441

70 KB · 625x441

74 KB · 625x441

71 KB · 625x441

44 KB · 625x441

86 KB · 625x441

82 KB · 625x441

75 KB · 625x441

80 KB · 625x437

74 KB · 625x437

82 KB · 625x437

87 KB · 625x437

87 KB · 625x437

79 KB · 625x437

68 KB · 625x437

70 KB · 625x437

76 KB · 625x437

73 KB · 625x437

81 KB · 625x437

54 KB · 625x437

82 KB · 625x437

81 KB · 625x437


 External Links

---
---

Return to the top of this page   or   Return to the main page


Last featured 5/13/2007. Last edited 12/25/2009.

 
Fandango
Buy movie tickets, look up showtimes, watch trailers and more!

The content of this website is a research work in progress and is being provided to the public for informational purposes only. As such, articles may contain errors, bias, duplication, or need to be cleaned up. Some documents, images and logos contained in these documents belong to various organizations and corporations. Their inclusion here is for the benefit of the reader and for the benefit of the particular organization, but they are, in fact, the copyrighted property of those organizations. Their presence here does not imply any endorsement of CinemaTour by those organizations. CinemaTour is not affiliated with any cinema or circuit.

© 1995-2014 Vision Entertainment Services. All rights reserved.
Use of this site signifies agreement to terms of service.