MG 252 - Dauphin County Theatres Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains a bound volume of programs of the Grand Opera House, July, 1892 to May, 1893; a program for the New Lyceum Theatre, November, 1905; advertisement for events in Hershey, 1940; programs for the Hershey Community Theatre, 1954 & 1957; programs for the State Theatre, 1933, 1943-45; a bound volume of programs for the Majestic Theatre, 1908-1909; a program for the Majestic Theatre for December, 1929; broadside for The Forum, 1941, and programs for 1943, 1946, 1950, 1955; programs for the Harrisburg Playhouse of Stars, June to August, 1958; program for the Zembo Temple Mosque, 1945; programs for the Orpheum, undated; a booklet "Gone With the Wind" sold in theatres showing the motion picture.

Other items include a news column by Paul Beers about the Forum building, undated; advertisements for "You Can't Take it With You" showing at the Theatorium Theatre, Lykens, c. 1938, and for a concert at the Forum by Dorothy Maynor in November, 1941; a coupon ticket stub for the Colonial Theatre, August, 1956; memorabilia from the Senate Theatre including tickets, photos, maintenance report, and a copy of the Harrisburg Heritage newsletter for April, 1988 concerning the demolition of the theater.

Date(s): 1892-1988

Extent: 1 box, 14 folders, 40 enclosures