Globe Theatre

405 Wyandotte Street,
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Trolleyguy on December 11, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Picture from 1952 added in photos section.

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rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm

There is an “Opera House” listed under Bethlehem in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. Although the heading says just plain “Opera House”, the text listss the full name as “Fountain Hill Opera House”. The seating capacity is given as 1,118. L.F. Walters was the Mgr. Ticket prices ranged from 25 cents to 75 cents. There was both gas and electric illumination. The proscenium opening was 35 feet wide X 48 feet high, and the stage was 30 feet deep. The auditorium was on the first floor and there were 6 in the house orchestra. There were 3 daily newspapers and one weekly; hotels for show folk were the Wyandotte, Sun and Pacific. The 1897 population of Bethlehem was 25,000.

RJS on September 26, 2009 at 5:36 am

This theater was demolished in May 1984.

kencmcintyre on February 8, 2006 at 9:48 pm

Here is the information on landmark status:

Fountain Hill Opera House (added 1987 – Building – #79002306)
Also known as Globe Theatre;Grand Opera House
405 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Hotel, Theater
Current Function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Theater