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Historic art deco theater, renovated to show films & host stage acts such as concerts & musicals.

The Carlisle Theatre was purchased and renovated to its early glory by the Carlisle Regional... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Wonderful Old Theatre!

Went to see a performance of "Anything Goes" at this lovely little community theatre. They have... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
John S
York, Pennsylvania
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“movie house”(4 reviews)
“free popcorn”(3 reviews)
The historic downtown Carlisle Theatre features live concerts, films, children's programs and community theatre.
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44 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2922
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being old enough to have gone to movies when the Carlisle Theater was a regular commercial venue, I have seen the changes and experienced events at this theater over the years. Likewise, I have visited a number of similarly "restored" theaters throughout PA and beyond....More

Thank Darthdaddy
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Nicely restored 1939 Art Deco movie house now shows films that are worth seeing: independent, foreign and some mainstream. $60 pass of ten tickets include free popcorn. Theater also includes local and traveling theatrical and musical talent.

Thank Joebob2014
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We have attended many events in the Theater and we are so happy that Carlisle has done the hard work to save this classic old movie theater. It is now a performing arts theater with a stage for live presentations such as bands along with...More

Thank SAinPA
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a grand old movie theatre just off the main square in Carlisle. Balcony, old comfortable seats, and very often first run movies. Buttered popcorn, soda, and candy at the entrance stand. A public parking lot is in the back but you must work...More

Thank HabuSR71
Reviewed 29 March 2017

One of my favorite spots for a concert. Have gone to multiple country concerts there, they have great staff, no overly crowded.

Thank MariaH1012
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This theatre in downtown Carlisle is a wonderfully restored old theatre. It sat empty for many years before finally being restored to its old glory. It is a terrific venue for live music and other live performances, but also for good films. The interior is...More

Thank LastMangoInPA
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Carlisle Theatre was purchased and renovated to its early glory by the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit group formed by local citizens. It is a stylish and imposing old theatre and the film offerings and live performances are interesting and electic. I...More

Thank conodoguinetmm
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Visited theater through film program hosted by Synergy. Was surprised how large theater vestibule and seating was for a downtown venue.

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I worked at the Carlisle Theatre from 1968 to 1972, and have many fond memories. Nowadays I don 't get there often, but admire the efforts of everyone involved in maintaining this art deco original. Unfortunately, It is essentially a big empty room, and the...More

Thank neergwj
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Went to see a performance of "Anything Goes" at this lovely little community theatre. They have some performers who are very good, with wonderful voices & good dancing skills. They put on a very solid performance, and the venue is an old theatre setting, which...More

Thank John S
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