Warner Theater (West Chester, Pennsylvania)

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Warner Theater
Warner Theater West Chester PA.JPG
Warner Theater, January 2010
Warner Theater (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Warner Theater (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Warner Theater (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is located in the US
Warner Theater (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Location 120 N. High St., West Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′37″N 75°36′23″W / 39.96028°N 75.60639°W / 39.96028; -75.60639Coordinates: 39°57′37″N 75°36′23″W / 39.96028°N 75.60639°W / 39.96028; -75.60639
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
Built 1930
Architect Rapp & Rapp
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP Reference # 79002207[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1979

Warner Theater, also known as The High Street Theater, was a historic movie theater located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was designed by the noted Chicago theater design firm of Rapp and Rapp and built by Warner Brothers. It opened on November 14, 1930. It is a composite of one-, two-, and three-story buildings in the Art Deco style. It includes the theater, restaurant, and a series of seven small stores. The theater has a two-story foyer with a three-story tower that formerly supported the marquee. The auditorium measured 83 feet by 120 feet, and originally sat 1,650, 1,300 on the floor and 350 in the balcony.[2] The auditorium was demolished in late-1986, and the remainder of the building has been renovated as the Hotel Warner.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It is located in the West Chester Downtown Historic District.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  Note: This includes Kate Eby and Wynne L. Milner (May 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Warner Theater" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  3. ^ Cinema Treasures website

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