Casino Theatre, Vandergrift, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member johninvandergrift
N 40° 36.252 W 079° 33.923
17T E 621374 N 4495810
Quick Description: Located in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania the Casino Theatre is Southwestern Pennsylvania's oldest operating theatre.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2006 6:48:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM106M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Casino Theatre was built in 1900 in the Greek Revival Style. The theatre's most distinctive and historic feature is its temple front with four Greek Ionic columns. From its founding until 1927, the Casino hosted live entertainment and was a popular stop along the "Vaudeville Circuit". Among its historic visitors during the past century are President William H. Taft, world boxing champion Bob Fitsimmons, composer Hoagy Carmichael, the Lone Ranger, Tex Ritter and the Three Stooges.

The Casino Theatre is once again enjoying the reputation and popularity of her heyday. Audiences from throughout the Alle-Kiski valley and well beyond have filled the auditorium and enjoyed the wonderful entertainment and the unique atmosphere of a "real theatre" ever since the doors of the theatre reopened in 1995.
Theater Name: Casino Theatre

Country: United States

Address:
145 Lincoln Avenue
Vandergrift, PA USA
15690


Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
Musicals, Multi-use Facility


Restored Building: yes

Architect/Designer: Olmstead

Stage Type: Proscenium

Date of Construction: Not listed

Seating Capacity: Not Listed

Special Productions/Events/Festivals: Not listed

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