Warner Theater (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Warner Theater, January 2010
|Location||120 N. High St., West Chester, Pennsylvania|
|Area||0 acres (0 ha)|
|Architect||Rapp & Rapp|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|NRHP Reference #||79002207|
|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. The auditorium was demolished in late-1986, and the remainder of the building has been renovated as the Hotel Warner.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "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.
- Cinema Treasures website
- West Chester, Pennsylvania's Warner Theatre, Riggtown website
- Hotel Warner website
- Philly.com: "Hotel fills a longtime void in West Chester," August 18, 2012, By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
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