One of the best ways to escape the summer heat is to kick back in a comfortable seat and allow yourself to become immersed in a performance. Whether it be film, acting, signing, or dancing… Theaters provide some of the most memorable and relaxing experiences that we can get near home. Here are some of the best theaters in Pennsylvania.
1. The first public movie theater in the country opened in Pittsburgh in 1905.
Pennsylvania has a rich cinematic history. The Nickelodeon, which was located on Smith St., was for a time the center of the theater world! Unfortunately, the theater has been demolished; however, you can visit the site and view a plaque that commemorates the historic spot.
2. Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh
Opened in 1928 as the Stanley Theater, today the Benedum Center is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, the Pittsburgh Opera, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
3. Sight & Sound Millennium Theater, Strasburg
The Sight & Sound Theaters are the largest and most impressive Christian theaters in the country.
4. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
The Kimmel Center is such a gorgeous architectural feat that it is open for free tours to the public any day when it is not occupied by an event.
5. Walnut St. Theater, Philadelphia
The Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia is the oldest, continuously running open theater in the English-speaking world... and the oldest theater in the country. Sounds like it's definitely worth a visit to me.
6. The Colonial Theater, Phoenixville
The Colonial Theater was built in 1903 and today shows independent and indie films. It also celebrates "blobfest," as it was featured in the film, "The Blob".
7. Majestic Cinema, Matamoras
The charming retro feel of Majestic Cinemas will leave you feeling refreshed and content.
8. Majestic Theater, Gettysburg
... And another Majestic Theater, this one in Gettysburg. This beautiful performing arts stage first opened in 1925.
9. The State Theater in Easton
Anyone who's been in Pennsylvania for longer than five minutes knows that, like, half of the events in the state occur at the State Theater. Next.
10. Fulton Opera House, Lancaster
Numerous famous actors throughout history have appeared on the stage of the Fulton.
What other locations would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.