George Rothacker - American Theatres - Night Out in Media

Night Out in Media

Acrylic on canvas

Painting: Price on request
Print: $65 +tax and shipping

The Media Theatre, Media, Pennsylvania.
The Media Theatre was built in 1927 as a house for vaudeville, and still is a vital form of touring entertainment. Soon, silent movies overtook the stage. The theater changed, too, becoming a movie house and showing for its first engagement the famous Al Jolson film, The Jazz Singer. With the Depression came uncertainty and several more transitions. By the 1950s, the Media Theatre was strictly a movie house, and ultimately closed for a long period in the ‘70s. In the 1990s, Walter Strine, Sr., who had successfully created a community theater in Milton, Pa, restored the theater as a venue for live theater and stage performances.