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What will become of old Quakertown theater?


Recently, we have all seen the closing of local movie theaters. Quakertown has been impacted by this as well. Formerly a multi-screen theater operated off California Road behind Walmart, the building is quite large and the parking lot is substantial.

My reason for writing is to wonder what plans might be in store for the building. Years ago my family enjoyed attending the Valley Forge Music Fair in Montgomery County. It was a theater-in-the-round and often presented shows by nationally known artists such as George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrel and many others.

The theater in Quakertown reminds me of the Valley Forge Music Fair and I wondered if anyone had given any thought to such an option for the building.

Given the success of Quakertown’s summer concert series, I can imagine that a return to something akin to the “Music Fair” would be successful and great of the local economy.

John Thomas, Quakertown

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