Earle Theatre

20 N. 8th Street,
Allentown, PA 18101

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bwmoll3 on January 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

First cinema in Allentown to be equipped for synchronized sound films. It opened on 16 December 1927, showing “The Prince of Headwaiters”, starring Lewis Stone, a mostly silent film which had scenes in sound. The cinema operated until February 1961, when it was closed.

bwmoll3 on July 30, 2013 at 11:02 am

The Earle closed in 1961. My aunt took me to the last movie they showed there, “The Great Impostor” with Tony Curtis.

After that the wrecking ball got the building and it was turned into a Park & Shop parking lot. It’s still a parking lot today.