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Carlisle Theatre

The Gem of Downtown!

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40 W. High Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Last Updated: May 10, 2017

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About Carlisle Theatre



The Carlisle Theatre, originally called The Comerford, opened its doors in May of 1939. It was by far the grandest of three movie “palaces” all within a block of one another and was the first centrally air conditioned building in Carlisle.

The Theatre was built in the Art Deco style known as “streamlined moderne.” From the razzle-dazzle modernistic marquee with its bold Deco lettering, to the richly designed interior, Art Deco styling abounds.

During its early years, the Theatre offered daily continuous shows from 2:30 until 11:30 P.M. The matinee price for adults was 25 cents and the evening price 40 cents. The Theatre flourished through the 1960's, acting as the “hub” of a vibrant downtown. With the advent of cineplexes, the Theatre entered a state of decline in the 1970's, eventually closing in 1986.

In response to a desire to see the Theatre reopened as an anchor to a changing and revitalized downtown, a group of citizens formed the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center, Inc. in 1990. A fundraising effort was launched and the Theatre was purchased in 1991. After thousands of hours donated by a skilled volunteer workforce, the Theatre was restored to its 1930's Art Deco brilliance and reopened in 1993.

Now used for films, performing arts, concerts, and community events, the Carlisle Theatre is one of the principal forces behind the revitalization of downtown Carlisle.


 

 

Upcoming Events


 

 

 

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Comedy/Musical/Romance (NR – 120 Minutes)

SPECIAL ONE NIGHT SHOWING

December 3, 7:00 P.M.

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

 

 

 

John Berry

Monday, December 12th, 2016 7:00 P.M.

• Annual Christmas Tour

• Over 20 Singles on the Country Charts

• Multiple Gold and Platinum records over the years

• Grammy Award winning country artist

SPECIAL VIP PACKAGE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE

 














 

 

 Voted Best Theatre in Cumberland County

 

 

 

 

 Carlisle Theatre 

 40 W. High Street 
           Carlisle, PA 17013

 






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