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Elks Theatre

1998 Photo from the John Lewis collection.
4 W Emaus St
Middletown PA 17057

Record #6918  
 Opened: October 24, 1911
 Closed: 2015
 Current Use:
Capacity: 669 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Realty, Middletown Opera House

Information for this tour was contributed by Roger Katz.

The Elks Theatre opened on October 24, 1911, as the Realty Theatre with 430 seats on the main floor and 239 in the balcony. Its name changed to the Elks in 1930. The theater had also previously been known as the Middletown Opera House. The Elks was part of a chain which included the Hill in Camp Hill, the Elton in Steelton and the Moose in Elizabethtown.

The Elks Theatre closed in April 2015.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

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