Family Theater

Broad Street and Wyoming Street,
Hazleton, PA 18201

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Previous Names: Hazle Hall

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Family Theater, 1954

Originally known as Hazle Hall and located on the northwest corner of Broad Street and Wyoming Street. The hall was originally used as a meeting place for community meetings, dances, political rallies and some high school graduations. It became a vaudeville house known as the Family Theater when a new stage and balcony were constructed in 1905.

In 1915, the Family Theater switched to an all film presentation and became a popular movie house with children and families due to it’s low admission price and special promotions.

The Family Theater continued it’s operations until its closure in 1955. The building was razed in 1962 to make way for a bank expansion. A health club now exists on the site.

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RJS on June 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Below is a photo link of taken of the 1962 demolition of the Family Theater building. The theater entrance was on the right side of the building (Wyoming Street) at the rear corner. The auditorium was the large center section of the building. The roof and stage house of the Feeley Theater can be seen in the background.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

An article in the September 28, 1987, issue of the Hazleton Standard-Speaker said that the Family Theatre closed in 1955.

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