Penn Theatre

329 Greeve Street,
Conemaugh, PA 15909

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Previously operated by: Ideal Amusement Co.

Functions: Garage

Previous Names: Town & Country Theatre

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Penn Theatre

This theatre appears on the 1949 map, in a 2-story brick building which sloped down to one story at the rear.

It is possible that this was a relocation of the older theatre on the block since the angle of the street at the rear of that property precluded a larger structure. What little can be seen of the front on street-view indicates that it may have been built around 1920. A simple rectangular metal awning is shown.

The Penn Theatre was still open in 1952, but had closed by 1955. It was reopened in March 1958 and was still open in August 1960. The property seems to be used as a garage of some sort.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 25, 2021 at 9:04 pm

The April 7, 1958 issue of Boxoffice said that 114 formerly closed theaters had been reopened nationwide since January 1. Listed among then was the Town & Country Theatre, formerly the Penn, at Conemaugh. The house had been reopened by Joe Averi, who was mentioned again in the June 15, 1959 issue of Boxoffice, which said that he had negotiated a lease on the long-dark Smith Theatre in Barnestown [sic: it was actually Barnesboro] and planned to reopen that house the next month. Averi was then also operating the Ideal Theatre in Johnstown. Averi was still operating all three houses when he was mentioned again in the August 29, 1960 issue of Boxoffice.

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