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  • Majestic Theater, Gettysburg

Majestic Theater

Gettysburg, USA

Eighty years ago, the doors of the Majestic Theater opened for the first time, welcoming audiences to the largest vaudeville and silent movie theater in south-central Pennsylvania. Built by Henry Scharf as an annex to the historic Gettysburg Hotel, the theater seated 1,200 patrons and proudly served as the cultural crossroads of commerce, college, and community.

For the last 80 years, the Majestic is where the Adams County community has gathered to watch its favorite Hollywood stars, win free prizes on Bank Night, smooch in the balcony, and sip a Coke at the Majestic Grill.

In the 1950's, the Majestic Theater stepped onto the world stage when President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower regularly attended performances, often in the company of world leaders. The theater's ballroom/gymnasium, always a popular spot for young people, was often used by the White House press corps for news conferences whenever President Eisenhower was in residence at his Gettysburg farm.

In November 2005, the Majestic now beautifully restored to its original grandeur once again welcomed audiences with an extraordinary showcase of the performing arts and cinema.

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Adresse

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street
17325 Gettysburg
USA
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Transport

The Majestic Theater offers on-street metered parking to its patrons, with a drop-off area located at the intersection of Race Horse Alley and Carlisle Street. The Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage is located in Race Horse Alley directly behind the theater.

On evenings of live shows, additional free parking is located at the Gettysburg College Constitution Parking lot (located on Constitution Avenue, off N. Washington Street), two blocks west of the theater. This service begins 1 hour before each live performance. Meet the shuttle close to the east side of the parking lot, at the sign indicating pick-up location. Then after the show, the shuttle will pick you up in front of the Majestic and return you to Constitution Parking Lot.

Seating Information

Main Stage, 800 Sitze

Black Box, 200 Sitze

Facilities

Aufzug: ja
Behindertentoilette: ja
Parkplatz: ja