Vintage Theater opens with slate of old films and new live acts

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 14, 2009 at 9:50 am

SCRANTON, PA — Not a full blown reopening but it appears that a small film/performance venue, the Vintage Theatre, is opening within the Ritz building.

When Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” was a hit in movie theaters, Conor O'Brien wasn’t even born. What’s more, neither was his mother, Barbara. However, the mother and son duo share a love of the 1935 Hitchcock movie as well as many other classics.

Their appreciation has led them to open The Vintage Theater at the old Ritz building in downtown Scranton.

“I posed the idea of opening Vintage Theater to my mother and we did a lot of research,” Mr. O'Brien said, noting he had long been impressed by theaters in places like Boston, Los Angeles and other cities that show classic films.

Read the full story in the Scranton Times.

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MPol on January 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Sounds cool! Will they also show lots of the other great, golden oldie-but-goody classic films, also?

Just curious.

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