Embassy Theatre

6 S. Main Street,
Lewistown, PA 17044

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Architects: Albert Douglas Hill, Harvey Childs Hodgens

Firms: Hodgens & Hill

Styles: Colonial Revival

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 717.248.0321

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Embassy Theatre

The Embassy Theatre was opened on October 17, 1927. After years as the crown jewel of movie theaters in Lewistown, the 1970’s saw the Embassy Theatre’s fortunes nose-dive and it finally shut its doors in 1981.

Ten years later, as the Embassy Theatre stood by waiting for a savior, the Friends of the Embassy Theatre was organized in 1991 to save this classic theater from being lost forever.

The Embassy Theatre is currently raising money to repair its marquee and its interior in hopes of being brought back to life as a performing arts center for the Pennsylvania town. In the early-2000’s, the Embassy Theatre restored its box office and front doors.

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

ERD on November 4, 2005 at 7:58 am

What progress has been made on renovating this theatre since 2004.
I hope there has been progress made.

MPol on December 17, 2008 at 1:52 am

Love that marquee on the outside of the theatre. Thanks for the photo, Lost Memory.

bdatacom on June 3, 2016 at 12:31 am

My first ‘real’ job was as an usher at the Embassy in 1955. It was a great time at local theaters, and one of the few places in Lewistown with summer A/C!!

Bob Samuelson

CaseyTheElectabuzzFan on September 24, 2020 at 9:52 pm

This hasn’t been updated in 20 years, what happened to it? Did they ever open it?

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