Towne Theatre

Levittown Parkway,
Levittown, PA 19053

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Architects: David Supowitz

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Built in the early-1950’s when Levittown Shopping Center (Shop-a-Rama) was created on the Levittown Parkway. The 1,036-seat Towne Theatre was designed by Philadelphia architect David Supowitz and opened in spring of 1954 with Robert Mitchum in “River of No Return”. It was twinned on November 27, 1974. The best in first run movies and a Saturday matinee for the kids. The place to take your date every weekend, lots of parking next to the theatere. It was closed in late-January 1988.

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brian j bogansky
brian j bogansky on October 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm

i loved going to the towne theater. i miss seeing the wizard of oz poster across from the snack bar. the towne theater was the only theater at the time to have vending machines in the lobby. i have been looking for photos and video if the theater, other than the 20 minute film “our home town” produced in 1954, which only shows the exterior of the theater. if anyone has any photos or old home movies of the towne theater, please let me know, i am in the process of writing a book based on movie theaters located in and around the levittown area. thanks.

wwleach on July 31, 2012 at 11:32 am

does anyone have naything left of the theatre? I owuld be willing to purchase.

brianj on May 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm

anyone have any interior photos or any photos from when it was demolished?

rivest266 on May 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm

November 27th, 1974 reopening ad as a twin in the photo section.

wwleach on September 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Anyone have anything to sell from the theatre? My dad was the manager for years and my mom worked the booth. It was my dad that rented the “Herbie the Love Bug” and put it out front. They also use to put on horror shows with people dressed as vampires etc. to scare you while you watched the film.

johnny9148 on January 28, 2015 at 4:56 pm

i went there to see house on the haunted hill 50s and lawrence of arabia i now produce my own spaghetti westerns more than a few dollars for johnny check ytube channel johnny9148 also the ritz in croydon were i saw the blob its sad to see these old theaters demolished also rt 1 drive in spend the night with clint eastwood lol

robboehm on January 29, 2015 at 6:41 am

The ad posted by Mike Rivest shows the theater was reopening as a twin on November 27, 1974. The description should be changed to reflect this.

brianj on May 19, 2020 at 2:34 pm

does anyone remember the smaller marquee sign up on the roof facing the levittown parkway? it was positioned over the corner of the second screen in the back.

50sSNIPES on January 31, 2024 at 4:19 pm

Closed in late-January 1988.

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