Luzerne Theatre

25-29 N. Main Street,
Luzerne, PA 18709

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dallasmovietheaters on May 25, 2016 at 8:51 am

The precursor to the Luzerne Theatre was The Splendora Theatre opening on September 21, 1914 in Luzerne. It likely had a ten year lease and replaced by the Luzerne Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 16, 2012 at 3:15 am

Roger, I think the phone number might belong to Tom Alexander, who submitted this theater. His family owned the Luzerne Theatre.

Tom, are you sure of the opening year of the theater? I found this item in the July 8, 1922, issue of The American Contractor:

“LUZERNE, PA. •Theatre (M. P.), Store & Apts.: $60,000. 2 sty. 50x165. Luzerne. Archt. James A. McGlynn, Simon Long bldg., Wilkes Barre. Owner & Bldr. Louis Marines & Thomas Alexander, 27 Main St. Brk. & h. t., stone. Soon to start. Owner taking bids on sep. contrs.”
If the theater didn’t open until 1925, that was an awfully long construction time.