Manos Theatre

548 Philadelphia Street,
Indiana, PA 15701

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Previously operated by: Manos Amusement Inc.

Firms: Powell Brothers

Functions: Office Space, Retail

Previous Names: Ritz Theatre

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The 1,300-seat Ritz Theatre opened on April 3, 1924 with Norma Shearer in “Lucretia Lombard”. It was equipped with a Robert-Morton 3 manual 9 Ranks organ. It was renamed Manos Theatre on October 13, 1936. It was closed September 16, 1980 with “Close Encounter of the Third Kind”. The auditorium was demolished in the 198o’s, but the front entrance building survives in retail and office space use.

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RSM3853 on June 27, 2016 at 10:53 am

Movies at the Manos – Indiana, PA January 7, 1970 – September 24, 1980. DateManos (Indiana) 01/07/70On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 01/14/70Alice’s Restaurant 01/21/70The Outdoorsman 01/28/70John and Mary 02/04/70Fanny Hill 02/11/70101 Dalmatians 02/18/70Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 02/25/70Topaz 03/04/70The Molly Maguires 03/11/70The Libertine 03/18/70Tell Them Willie Boy is Here 03/25/70The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 04/01/70The Only Game in Town 04/08/70The Damned 04/15/70They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 04/22/70What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? 04/29/70Marooned 05/06/70The Honeymoon Killers 05/13/70The Ballad of Cable Hogue 05/20/70Johnny Cash: The Man, His World & His Music 05/27/70The Wild Bunch 06/03/70A Walk in the Spring Rain 06/10/70Norwood 06/17/70True Grit 06/24/70Kelly’s Heroes 07/01/70Kelly’s Heroes 07/08/70Women in Love 07/15/70A Boy Named Charlie Brown 07/22/70A Boy Named Charlie Brown 07/29/70The Boatniks 08/05/70The Sicilian Clan 08/12/70Beneath the Planet of the Apes 08/19/70Myra Breckinridge 08/26/70Gone With the Wind 09/02/70Chisum 09/09/70Getting Straight 09/16/70The Love Bug/The Jungle Book 09/23/70The Landlord 09/30/70Woodstock 10/07/70Soldier Blue 10/14/70Soldier Blue 10/21/70Patton 10/28/70Cougar Country 11/04/70Move 11/11/70Sunflower 11/18/70Pieces of Dreams 11/25/70Son of Flubber 12/02/70WUSA 12/09/70Dirty Dingus Magee 12/16/70The Baby Maker 12/23/70It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 12/30/70C. C. and Company DateManos (Indiana) 01/06/71American Wilderness 01/13/71Little Fauss and Big Halsey 01/20/71Tora! Tora! Tora! 01/27/71Tora! Tora! Tora! 02/03/71Tora! Tora! Tora! 02/10/71I Love My Wife! 02/17/71I Love My Wife! 02/24/71You Only Live Twice/Thunderball 03/03/71Fellini Satyricon 03/10/71Kama Sutra 03/17/71Hornet’s Nest 03/24/71Cold Turkey 03/31/71Cold Turkey 04/07/71The Last Valley 04/14/71Husbands – Gammera the Invincible 04/21/71The Barefoot Executive 04/28/71Gimme Shelter 05/05/71Little Murders 05/12/71Waterloo 05/19/71Trash 05/26/71The Priest’s Wife – Gone With the Wind 06/02/71Support Your Local Gunfighter 06/09/71Bananas 06/16/71Red Sky at Morning 06/23/71When Eight Bells Toll 06/30/7120,000 Leagues Under the Sea 07/07/71They Might Be Giants 07/14/71Escape from the Planet of the Apes 07/21/71Willard 07/28/71Le Mans 08/04/71Blue Water, White Death 08/11/71McCabe and Mrs. Miller 08/18/71Shaft 08/25/71Big Jake 09/01/71Evel Knievel 09/08/71The Anderson Tapes 09/15/71The Omega Man 09/22/71Ryan’s Daughter 09/29/71For Pete’s Sake 10/06/71Scandalous John/King of the Grizzlies 10/13/71Klute 10/20/71The Cross and the Switchblade 10/27/71See No Evil 11/03/71The Hellstrom Chronicle – Godzilla’s Revenge 11/10/71The Panic in Needle Park 11/17/71Jennifer on My Mind 11/24/71Doc 12/01/71Play Misty for Me 12/08/71Let’s Scare Jessica to Death 12/15/71Scrooge 12/22/71Kotch 12/29/71They Call Me Trinity DateManos (Indiana) 01/05/72Going Home 01/12/72North Country 01/19/72something big 01/26/72The French Connection 02/02/72The French Connection 02/09/72Dirty Harry 02/16/72Big Game Guides 02/23/72Summer of ‘42 03/01/72Straw Dogs 03/08/72$ (Dollars) 03/15/72Johnny Got His Gun 03/22/72The School Girls 03/29/72The Boy Friend 04/05/72Pocket Money 04/12/72Klute 04/19/72The Hot Rock 04/26/72The Last Picture Show 05/03/72The Last Picture Show 05/10/72Swedish Fly Girls – Tarzan’s Jungle Rebellion 05/17/72The Nightcomers 05/24/72The Ten Commandments 05/31/72Puppet on a Chain 06/07/72The Abductors 06/14/72Buck and the Preacher 06/21/72Bedknobs and Broomsticks 06/28/72Maid in Sweden 07/05/72Ben 07/12/72Duck, You Sucker 07/19/72Now You See Him, Now You Don’t 07/26/72The Swinging Stewardesses 08/02/72The Last of the Red Hot Lovers 08/09/72The Last of the Red Hot Lovers – Sandra, the Making of a Woman 08/16/72Napolean and Samantha/Sleeping Beauty 08/23/72Swiss Family Robinson/101 Dalmatians 08/30/72Junior Bonner 09/06/72Frenzy 09/13/72The Concert for Bangladesh 09/20/72Fritz the Cat 09/27/72Fritz the Cat 10/04/72Butterflies are Free 10/11/72Portnoy’s Complaint 10/18/72Slaughter 10/25/72The Last House on the Left 11/01/722001: A Space Odyssey – The Little Ark 11/08/72Gone With the Wind 11/15/72Housewives’ Report 11/22/72Wilderness Journey 11/29/72Oh, Calcutta 12/06/72Cabaret 12/13/72Wilderness Journey 12/20/72Where Does It Hurt? 12/27/72They Only Kill Their Masters DateManos (Indiana) 01/03/73Runaway/Dance of Ecstasy 01/10/73Elvis on Tour/Catlow 01/17/73Brother of the Wind 01/24/73Snowball Express 01/31/73Macbeth 02/07/73Office Girls 02/14/73The Sword in the Stone 02/21/73The Getaway 02/28/73The Getaway 03/07/73The Getaway – The Phantom Tollbooth 03/14/73Up the Sandbox 03/21/73Up the Sandbox – The Cowboys 03/28/73Sounder 04/04/73Sounder 04/11/73Avanti 04/18/73The Train Robbers 04/25/73The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 05/02/73Time to Run 05/09/73Shamus 05/16/73Class of ‘44 05/23/73Charley and the Angel/Cinderella 05/30/73The Young Seducers 06/06/73Scorpio 06/13/73The Cheerleaders 06/20/73Slither 06/27/73Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 07/04/73Massage Parlor '73 07/11/73Two People 07/18/73High Plains Drifter 07/25/73Mary Poppins 08/01/73Mary Poppins 08/08/73The Last of Sheila 08/15/73The Last of Sheila 08/22/73Oklahoma Crude 08/29/73One Little Indian/Lady and the Tramp 09/05/73Scarecrow 09/12/73Scarecrow 09/19/73The Day of the Jackal 09/26/73The Day of the Jackal – Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion 10/03/73A Touch of Class 10/10/73Walking Tall 10/17/73Walking Tall – Peter Rabbit and the Tales of Beatrix Potter 10/24/73Walking Tall 10/31/73Romeo and Juliet 11/07/73Westworld 11/14/73Walking Tall 11/21/73Instint for Survival 11/28/73Electra Glide in Blue – Santa and the Three Bears 12/05/73Night Watch 12/12/73Fritz the Cat/The Cheerleaders 12/19/73Enter the Dragon 12/26/73The Deadly Trackers DateManos (Indiana) 01/02/74Girls are for Loving 01/09/74The Wonder of it All 01/16/74Charley Varrick – Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster 01/23/74Robin Hood 01/30/74Robin Hood 02/06/74Executive Action 02/13/74Executive Action 02/20/74The Paper Chase 02/27/74The Long Goodbye 03/06/74Day for Night – The Clown and the Kids/Puss 'n Boots 03/13/74Chariots of the Gods/Mark of the Devil 2 03/20/74Funny Car Summer 03/27/74The Seven-Ups 04/03/74Busting 04/10/74The Great Gatsby 04/17/74The Great Gatsby 04/24/74The Great Gatsby 05/01/74Papillon 05/08/74Papillon 05/15/74Blazing Saddles 05/22/74The Poseidon Adventure 05/29/74The Poseidon Adventure 06/05/74Cinderella Liberty 06/12/74Zardoz 06/19/74Digby: the Biggest Dog in the World 06/26/74Blazing Saddles 07/03/74Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 07/10/74Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 07/17/74Old Yeller/The Incredible Journey 07/24/74Thunderbolt and Lightfoot 07/31/74Billy Jack 08/07/74Billy Jack 08/14/74Billy Jack 08/21/74Mr. Majestyk 08/28/74Born Losers 09/04/74Born Losers 09/11/74Chinatown 09/18/74Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 09/25/74The Lords of Flatbush 10/02/74The Day of the Dolphin 10/09/74The Day of the Dolphin 10/16/74Uptown Saturday Night 10/23/74Doctor Zhivago 10/30/74The Parallax View 11/06/74Buster and Billie 11/13/74Rider on the Rain 11/20/74UFO: Target Earth/The Devil’s Triangle 11/27/74The Bears and I/The Shaggy Dog 12/04/74Le Sex Shop 12/11/74California Split 12/18/74The White Dawn 12/25/74Gone With the Wind DateManos (Indiana) 01/01/75That’s Entertainment 01/08/75The Klansman 01/15/75The Groove Tube 01/22/75The Groove Tube 01/29/75Birth of a Legend 02/05/75Flesh Gordon 02/12/75Flesh Gorgon – The Yearling 02/19/75Airport 1975 02/26/75Airport 1975 03/05/75Airport 1975 03/12/75King of the Grizzlies/The Bears and I 03/19/75The Island at the Top of the World 03/26/75The Strongest Man in the World 04/02/75Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – Captain Nemo/Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion 04/09/75Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore 04/16/75Young Frankenstein 04/23/75Young Frankenstein 04/30/75Young Frankenstein 05/07/75Linda Lovelace for President 05/14/75Linda Lovelace for President 05/21/75Brannigan 05/28/75Breakout 06/04/75Dirty Harry/Magnum Force 06/11/75A Woman Under the Influence 06/18/75A Woman Under the Influence 06/25/75Mandingo 07/02/75Jeremiah Johnson 07/09/75the Happy Hooker 07/16/75W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings 07/23/75The Eiger Sanction 07/30/75Part 2: Walking Tall 08/06/75Part 2: Walking Tall 08/13/75The Apple Dumpling Gang 08/20/75The Apple Dumpling Gang 08/27/75Rollerball 09/03/75Rollerball 09/10/75Supervixens 09/17/75Beyond the Door 09/24/75Give 'Em Hell, Harry 10/01/75Give 'Em Hell, Harry 10/08/75Farewell, My Lovely 10/15/75Funny Lady 10/22/75Funny Lady 10/29/75Bite the Bullet 11/05/75Freebie and the Bean 11/12/75Freebie and the Bean 11/19/75The Hiding Place 11/26/75The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 12/03/75The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 12/10/75Flossie 12/17/75Rooster Cogburn 12/24/75Rooster Cogburn 12/31/75Rooster Cogburn DateManos (Indiana) 01/07/76The Drowning Pool 01/14/76Hustle 01/21/76Hustle 01/28/76Hustle 02/04/76Old Dracula 02/11/76The Killer Elite 02/18/76Hearts of the West 02/25/76One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 03/03/76One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 03/10/76Blackbeard’s Ghost 03/17/76The Exorcist 03/24/76Jaws 03/31/76Jaws 04/07/76I Will, I Will…For Now 04/14/76No Deposit, No Return 04/21/76No Deposit, No Return 04/28/76The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother 05/05/76Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore 05/12/76The Story of O 05/19/76The Story of O 05/26/76Ride a Wild Pony/Dumbo 06/02/76Lipstick 06/09/76Lipstick 06/16/76The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox 06/23/76Follow Me, Boys! 06/30/76The Outlaw Josey Wales 07/07/76The Outlaw Josey Wales 07/14/76The Big Bus 07/21/76St. Ives 07/28/76Hawmps 08/04/76Silent Movie 08/11/76Mysterious Monsters 08/18/76Ode to Billy Joe 08/25/76The Shootist 09/01/76The Shootist 09/08/76W. C. Fields and Me 09/15/76Swashbuckler 09/22/76Manson 09/29/76Harry and Walter Go to New York 10/06/76Misty Beethoven 10/13/76Misty Beethoven – 3 Stooges Follies 10/20/76Scorchy 10/27/76Burnt Offerings 11/03/76The Return of a Man Called Horse 11/10/76The Gnome-Mobile 11/17/76Shout at the Devil 11/24/76Shout at the Devil 12/01/76Enter the Dragon 12/08/76Annie ??? – (Call Theater for Titles) 12/15/76Annie ??? – (Call Theater for Titles) 12/22/76Let’s Do it Again 12/29/76The Enforcer DateManos (Indiana) 01/05/77The Enforcer 01/12/77The Enforcer – Bugs Bunny Superstar 01/19/77The Enforcer 01/26/77The Enforcer 02/02/77The Enforcer 02/09/77The Enforcer 02/16/77In Search of Noah’s Ark 02/23/77Rocky 03/02/77Rocky 03/09/77Rocky 03/16/77Rocky 03/23/77Rocky 03/30/77Silver Streak 04/06/77Silver Streak 04/13/77Silver Streak 04/20/77The Eagle Has Landed 04/27/77Airport ‘77 05/04/77Airport '77 05/11/77Slap Shot 05/18/77Slap Shot 05/25/77Slap Shot 06/01/77Cinderella ??? – (Call Theater for Titles) 06/08/77Cinderella ??? – (Call Theater for Titles) 06/15/77Exorcist II: The Heretic 06/22/77Exorcist II: The Heretic 06/29/77Exorcist II: The Heretic 07/06/77Exorcist II: The Heretic 07/13/77Exorcist II: The Heretic 07/20/77The Deep 07/27/77The Deep 08/03/77The Deep 08/10/77The Deep 08/17/77One on One 08/24/77One on One 08/31/77The Spy Who Loved Me 09/07/77The Spy Who Loved Me 09/14/77The Spy Who Loved Me 09/21/77New York, New York 09/28/77The Outlaw Josey Wales 10/05/77The Outlaw Josey Wales 10/12/77Black Sunday 10/19/77I Never Promised You a Rose Garden – Charlotte’s Web 10/26/77You Light Up My Life 11/02/77You Light Up My Life 11/09/77You Light Up My Life 11/16/77You Light Up My Life 11/23/77A Piece of the Action 11/30/77Fraternity Row – Santa and the 3 Bears 12/07/77Fantastic Animation Festival 12/14/77Pumping Iron 12/21/77Telefon 12/28/77Telefon DateManos (Indiana) 01/04/78Day of the Animals – 01/11/78Heroes 01/18/78Heroes 01/25/78Heroes 02/01/78The One and Only 02/08/78The One and Only 02/15/78The One and Only 02/22/78The Choirboys 03/01/78Looking for Mr. Goodbar 03/08/78The Turning Point 03/15/78The Turning Point 03/22/78Candleshoe 03/29/78Candleshoe – The Rocky Horror Picture Show 04/05/78Equus – The Rocky Horror Picture Show 04/12/78Rabbit Test – The Rocky Horror Picture Show 04/19/78Rabbit Test 04/26/78Saturday Night Fever 05/03/78Saturday Night Fever 05/10/78Saturday Night Fever 05/17/78Return from Witch Mountain 05/24/78Jason and the Argonauts 05/31/78Capricorn One 06/07/78Capricorn One 06/14/78Capricorn One 06/21/78If Ever I See You Again 06/28/78Heaven Can Wait 07/05/78Heaven Can Wait 07/12/78Heaven Can Wait 07/19/78Heaven Can Wait 07/26/78Heaven Can Wait 08/02/78Heaven Can Wait 08/09/78Foul Play 08/16/78Foul Play 08/23/78Foul Play 08/30/78Foul Play 09/06/78Foul Play 09/13/78Smokey and the Bandit 09/20/78Smokey and the Bandit 09/27/78The Buddy Holly Story 10/04/78The Jungle Book 10/11/78No Longer Alone 10/18/78Almost Summer – Tarzoon, Shame of the Jungle 10/25/78Almost Summer 11/01/78Message from Space – Hansel and Gretel 11/08/78The Boys from Brazil 11/15/78The Boys from Brazil 11/22/78The Boys from Brazil – Digby—The Biggest Dog in the World 11/29/78A Wedding – The Magic Christmas Tree 12/06/78Take All of Me – The Mouse and His Child 12/13/78Death on the Nile 12/20/78Oliver’s Story 12/27/78Oliver’s Story DateManos (Indiana) 01/03/79Oliver’s Story 01/10/79Oliver’s Story 01/17/79Sasquatch 01/24/79Sasquatch 01/31/79Pinocchio 02/07/79Magic 02/14/79The Warriors 02/21/79Heaven Can Wait 02/28/79Heaven Can Wait 03/07/79Ice Castles 03/14/79Ice Castles 03/21/79They Went That-A-Way and That-A-Way 03/28/79Hardcore 04/04/79Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 04/11/79The North Avenue Irregulars 04/18/79The North Avenue Irregulars 04/25/79Same Time, Next Year 05/02/79Love at First Bite 05/09/79Love at First Bite 05/16/79Love at First Bite 05/23/79Good Guys Wear Black 05/30/79Good Guys Wear Black 06/06/79Battlestar Galactica 06/13/79C. H. O. M. P. S. 06/20/79Escape from Alcatraz 06/27/79Escape from Alcatraz 07/04/79Escape from Alcatraz 07/11/79Escape from Alcatraz 07/18/79Meatballs 07/25/79Meatballs 08/01/79Meatballs 08/08/79Meatballs 08/15/79North Dallas Forty 08/22/79North Dallas Forty 08/29/79North Dallas Forty 09/05/79The Frisco Kid 09/12/79More American Graffiti 09/19/79More American Graffiti 09/26/79The Legacy – Zachariah 10/03/79The Legacy 10/10/79The Muppet Movie 10/17/79The Muppet Movie 10/24/79The Muppet Movie 10/31/79Skatetown, USA 11/07/79The Seduction of Joe Tynan 11/14/79In Search of Historic Jesus 11/21/79In Search of Historic Jesus 11/28/79When a Stranger Calls 12/05/79Star Trek – The Motion Picture 12/12/79Star Trek – The Motion Picture 12/19/79Star Trek – The Motion Picture 12/26/79Star Trek – The Motion Picture DateManos (Indiana) 01/02/80Star Trek – The Motion Picture 01/09/80Star Trek – The Motion Picture 01/16/80Star Trek – The Motion Picture 01/23/80The Prizefighter 01/30/80The Prizefighter 02/06/801941 02/13/801941 02/20/80Apocalypse Now 02/27/80Apocalypse Now 03/05/80Apocalypse Now 03/12/80The Last Married Couple in America 03/19/80Fatso 03/26/80Jesus 04/02/80Jesus 04/09/80Coal Miner’s Daughter 04/16/80Coal Miner’s Daughter 04/23/80Coal Miner’s Daughter – Jesus 04/30/80Coal Miner’s Daughter 05/07/80Coal Miner’s Daughter 05/14/80Coal Miner’s Daughter 05/21/80The Changeling 05/28/80Night Games 06/04/80Little Miss Marker 06/11/80Bronco Billy 06/18/80Bronco Billy 06/25/80Bronco Billy 07/02/80Silent Scream 07/09/80How to Beat the High Cost of Living 07/16/80Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie 07/23/80Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie 07/30/80Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie 08/06/80Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie 08/13/80The Final Countdown 08/20/80Dressed to Kill 08/27/80Raise the Titanic 09/03/80Raise the Titanic 09/10/80Close Encounters of the Third Kind 09/17/80CLOSED

Projector_4318 on April 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Hello Cinema Friends, I have the two projectors that came out of the Manos Theater in Indiana, PA, back when it closed. They were then shipped off to Carmine Cinema IV at the Laurel Mall in Connersville and stayed there until the recent closure. Can anyone tell me about these projectors? They are the Century Model SA. I was hoping to talk with a projectionist about these. Thanks, Greg in the Cleveland, OH area.

Johnny62 on April 4, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Hi Greg What do you want to know about the Manos Century’s?

Projector_4318 on April 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Hi Johnny, thanks for getting back to me. Are there parts still available other than eBay? I also received a Century model MSA that I would like to restore. I listed the two SA’s in my area’s Craigslist. We’re you the projectionist at Manos?

Johnny62 on April 5, 2017 at 9:32 am

No I wasn’t a projectionist at The Manos. I worked in a number of theaters in Eastern Pennsylvania. I do try to keep track of Pennsylvania theaters and keep notes on them. What sound equipment was in The Manos? Contact me by email johnpl0@ yahoo to talk about Century parts.

Projector_4318 on April 6, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Thanks Johnny. I’ll reach out to you!

50sSNIPES on July 3, 2021 at 6:56 pm

The Ritz Theatre Became The Manos Theatre On October 13, 1936.

dallasmovietheaters on July 1, 2022 at 11:12 pm

The Ritz opened April 3, 1924 with Norma Shearer in “Lucretia Lombard.” Just four months later, it had competition from the Indiana Theatre which was opened July 16, 1924. It closed September 16, 1980 with “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

DavidZornig on December 19, 2022 at 10:02 pm

Building is not Demolished. It was repurposed into offices and retail space.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2022 at 12:43 am

The rather small entrance building of the Manos Theatre is still standing, but historic aerial photos show, conclusively, that the much larger auditorium behind it was demolished sometime between 1982 and 1993.

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