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Carlisle Theatre

44 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2922
+1 717-258-0666
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Hairspray (the musical)

We absolutely LOVE "Hairspray", and I purchased tickets as soon as I saw it would be in town, and... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
Wonderful Old Theater

Saw a movie here with my daughter. Great, old theater. Beautiful inside. Was nice to show her how... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
Jennifer C
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The historic downtown Carlisle Theatre features live concerts, films, children's programs and community theatre.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“art deco” (6 reviews)
“films” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
44 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2922
+1 717-258-0666
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

We absolutely LOVE "Hairspray", and I purchased tickets as soon as I saw it would be in town, and well enough in advance so we could have good seats (front row/balcony). The good: 1) the theatre has a lot of personality, 2) acoustics are great,...More

1  Thank KansasOnTheLoose
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Saw a movie here with my daughter. Great, old theater. Beautiful inside. Was nice to show her how movie theaters used to be. Cheap popcorn with real butter. Pleasant staff.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The Carlisle Theater is a wonderfully restored art deco theater that provides a comfortable, nostalgic experience. We have seen musical performances (Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, for example) local theater productions and movies there, and every time it's been fun just being in the theater....More

Thank lschaming
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Went here for a movie and really enjoyed it. Large, cavernous space that has been restored to its art deco beginnings. It's simple and could really be glammed-up with an infusion of funds but it is still a fun place to spend an evening.

Thank StoneSaver
Reviewed 29 May 2015

If you're tired of zombies, robots, car chases, and explosions that are constantly shown at the chain theaters, then this is the place to go. It reminds me of the "art film" theaters of the sixties. The theater doesn't show films every day, so check...More

1  Thank Brownbowl
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We have been dedicated patrons of this art deco style theater for over a decade, LOVE the art house movie offerings. They recently upgraded to digital format that has improved the overall quality. A series pass can be purchased where you can see 10 movies,...More

Reviewed 20 January 2015

The theater exist as a nonprofit organization that thrives in a downtown community because some folks had the wisdom to retain the theater as an entertainment not just for movies but to use it for other entertainment venues. Those who speak of preserving such building...More

Thank Earl H
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Very atmospheric, old worldy theatre that shows films and also has live music acts. Should be preserved and supported at all costs as there are fewer and fewer of these little gems left.

Thank BRADY772
Reviewed 16 September 2014

this theater is special, a complete rebuild after a fire next door, makes this 1930's style art deco looking theater is a joy alone , but when the lights come down the sound is perfection, recently they are having a fund raiser to raise the...More

Thank dasbergermiester
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Carlisle Theatre could have been an empty shell, a blight on Carlisle's downtown. Its prior owners built a modern, multi-screen, movie house at a local shopping center and left the downtown building to rot. Thanks to the foresight and energy of a determined group...More

Thank Aaron H
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