Manhattan Theatre

Lackawanna Avenue & Penn Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503

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Previously operated by: Comerford Theaters Inc., Paramount Pictures Inc.

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The Manhattan Theatre was opened prior to 1941 when it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Frank Walker. It was listed as (Closed) in 1943.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 7, 2005 at 4:38 pm

The Manhattan Theatre is listed in the Film Daily Yearbook:1943 edition as having 403 seats and operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. thru their subsidiary Frank Walker. It is listed as Closed and does not appear in further editions of F.D.Y.

Franko3519 on February 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm

The Manhattan Theatre was located on lackawanna ave at Penn ave I think I was there once. Steamtown Mall is there now

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

The February 15, 1924, issue of The Scranton Republican said that M. E. Comerford would remodel a building at 234 Lackawanna Avenue as a location for the Manhattan Theatre on the ground floor an offices for the Scranton Railway Company on the upper floors.

The Manhattan Theatre might have been moving into this building from some other location. Comerford had been operating a theater of that name in Scranton since at least 1916, when the December 9 issue of the Republican listed seven of the theaters then under his control: “Regent, Manhattan, Bijou, Victoria and Orpheum on Lackawanna avenue and the Park and Family in West Scranton.”

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