York, PA: Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Country: United States of America
State: Pennsylvania
City: York
Location: 50 N George Street

Performing arts center, opened 1981 as "Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center". Later renamed "Appell Center for the Performing Arts". The center was built by converting two former cinemas:

  • Capitol Theatre: Built 1906 by Reinhardt Dempwolf as a dance hall. Opened 1906 as "The Theatorium". 1917 converted into a cinema. Renamed "The Jackson". 1926 rebuilding. Re-opened 1927 as "Capitol Theatre". Equipped with a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. Closed 1977.
  • Strand Theatre: Built 1925 by E. C. Horn & Sons. Opened 27 Aug 1925. 1232 seats.

Links: appellcenter.org, CinemaTreasures: Capitol, CinemaTreasures: Strand, Wikidata

York, PA: Appell Center for the Performing Arts Picture: left: Strand Theatre, right: Capitol Theatre
Front Text: "York Pennsylvania", signs: "Strand", "Capitol"
Reverse Text: "The Capitol was built in the early 1900's and the Strand in 1925. In 1981 the theaters were refurbished and reopened becoming a major theatrical center for York, Pa."
Publisher: York Postcard Club; Series 4, Card 2, 1992
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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