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Come Join Us. Support the Lansdowne Theater and get great swag!

From September 1 to October 15 make a contribution to the Lansdowne Theater and get great premiums for your support. The best premium of all is that your support helps continue the restoration of the beloved Lansdowne Theater.

Come Join Us! Click here to go to our campaign

If you would rather make a contribution directly, you can send a check made payable to HLTC and mail it to HLTC 31 North Lansdowne Avenue Lansdowne, PA 19050. Please let us know if you want your premium. (If you are to get a t-shirt, please make sure to let us know your size.)

Lansdowne Theater Outdoor Lobby Restored

Utilizing a Community Development Block Grant awarded to the theater by Delaware County Council the outdoor lobby was restored and enhanced. The historic ticket booth, pendent lights, poster cases and tiles were restored. Colors selected were determined after extensive analysis with the goal of recreating the 1927 paint scheme. Lit poster cases, which mimics 1927 versions long ago removed, were added to the front of the building.

Lansdowne lobby after restoration

August 2015

Lansdowne lobby before restoration


This Place Matters

Thanks to all of those supporters who gathered for a group portrait for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters” Campaign. The Lansdowne certainly matters!

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Lansdowne voters overwhelmingly vote in favor of Performing Arts Facilities Liquor License

Lansdowne voters cast 1, 279 in favor and 216 not in favor of the referendum that would allow for a restrictive Performing Arts Facilities Liquor License in the Borough of Lansdowne.

This license allows for the sale of liquor to theater patrons before, during and after performances. We greatly appreciate all voters that took the time to cast their votes.

The Lansdowne has served as a backdrop for numerous films and commercials

Jennifer Lawrence

The Lansdowne has served as a backdrop and featured in numerous films. Most notable is “Silver Linings Playbook” which featured Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

The Lansdowne will be featured in the upcoming documentary, “Dying of the Light”which explores the changes in the technology behind film exhibition.

The Lansdowne served as the location of series of commercials for AMC cable’s Halloween film festival "Fearfest."

Lansdowne Theater Kimball Organ FOUND!

Lansdowne Organ

After two years of searching sleuths Lew Wallace and Pepper Reiley have located the 1927 Lansdowne Theater Kimball Organ in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently in storage the organ is in good shape and intact. The owner plans to reassemble the organ so that it can once again be played.

Historic photos of Lansdowne Theater discovered

Much to our delight Kimberley Hecht, great- granddaughter of Harry Brodsky, contacted The Lansdowne to share photographs taken of the theater shortly before it opened in 1927. Brodsky was the theater decorator who designed and executed the interior decoration at The Lansdowne. Thanks Kimberley for sharing these treasures with us.

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