18th Street Theatre

653 W. 18th Street,
Erie, PA 16502

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Functions: Storage

Previous Names: Grand Theatre

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18th Street Theater

The Grand Theatre opened November 23, 1929. It was renamed 18th Street Theatre in 1941. This theatre and the Lyric Theatre were the two main theatres in this neighborhood. Presumably both succumbed to the advent of TV.

The 18th Street Theatre closed in 1961, and is now used as a storage warehouse.

Contributed by David Stear

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Patsy on December 19, 2004 at 5:59 pm

So many theatres “succumbed to the advent of TV”.

dstear on October 13, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Have any theater groups in Erie ever thought of restoring this theater to show old cartoons and newsreels? I have no idea what it would take to do this but I think it would be better than using it for storage. I suppose one has to be contented with the fact that it is used for something and hasn’t been torn down.

Charlie_Brown1 on August 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I enjoyed going to this theater. As is true of neighborhood movies houses it showed double features,a newsreel and a cartune. It seemed that they enjoyed showing singalong cartunes. It was a real fun place. No X rated shows here.

matthewthecinemaguy on March 20, 2022 at 11:07 am

This theater opened in 1945 and closed in 1961.

rivest266 on June 11, 2023 at 4:32 am

the Grand theatre placed its first ad on November 23rd, 1929 and renamed 18th St. in 1941.

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