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“Always a Pleasant Experience”

F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I travel to the Kirby Center often for different shows, and it is a beautiful and very comfortable venue. It's so nice to watch shows in a setting like this rather than a large arena.

Thank Sandy D
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great great show. She was just amazing.
The usher women were wonderful. One of the ladies told me how when this was a movie theater it was her date place. I would guess she was 80.
The building is worth going to just to see. A lovely art deco building that was renovated in the 80s. The facilities were great, nice seating, good restroom access and at this show a very nice bar. My only complaint would be the attention to disruptive show goers. Miss Lauper had to settle the crowd because the security staff seemed hesitant to haul such folks out of the venue.
Again, the women volunteers were so nice and the show and building hit the spot. Thanks for a mostly nice time.

Thank MissMillers
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Went for a concert with tickets at a premium price for an "easy listening" performer...not a roudy rock concert. Was shocked to see that they allowed alcohol to be brought into the theatre. Some patrons had several drinks in each hand with some more on the floor by their feet (and not cheap $$ either). There were others sitting near use who were visibly intoxicated and were served more drinks. Needless to say, they ruined the concert for those around them...and nobody (ushers) did anything about it. We wrote to the Board of Directors via the website to voice our concern...they never responded. We WILL NOT patronize the Kirby until they change their policy on alcohol being served.

4  Thank JEFFYG10
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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Went here for different shows: opera, concert, cultural and more.
It is good seating, sound and easy parking. Central location in the heart of Wilkes-Barre at Public Square.

Thank Jill W
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

A number of years ago the old Paramount Theater was in disrepair, unused and beginning to fall apart. Al Boscov, a department store entrepreneur, recognized the value of refurbishing this once beautiful example of art deco architecture. He convinced the community to join him to save the theater.
At the time it was the largest venue in the downtown area and became the favorite place for college graduations as well as the "home" to many outstanding artists. There are many concerts during the year and an annual visit by the "Sesame Street Muppets" enthralls the local children. "Spongebob Squarepants" has also come to visit.
The decor has been faithfully restored to the original design of the '20s and has staircases that are exquisite.

Thank sue s
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