The Keswick Theatre first opened its doors on Christmas Night, 1928. Nationally recognized as the most comfortable, acoustically perfect listening room in the entire Philadelphia market, the Keswick was designed by acclaimed architect Horace Trumbauer (who also created the Philadelphia Museum of Art!). Initially a combination vaudeville/movie house, the Keswick hosted such legends as Stepin’ Fetchit, Paul Robeson and Ina Ray Hutton (Betty’s sister) with her all-girl band. In 1955, the theater was remodeled into a cinemascope film house, hosting the area’s premiere releases of most of the big-budget movies from the 1950s and ’60s.  In Spring 1980, the Keswick closed its doors as a movie theater, slated for demolition. The Glenside Landmarks Society, a not-for-profit group,formed with the hope of restoring it to its former grandeur to operate as a performing arts center. It re-opened in 1981 with a sold-out concert by Fred Waring and the Young Pennsylvanians. Over the next four...

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday Jun 6, 2020
Joe Gorga
Saturday Jun 13, 2020
Jessie's Girl
Wednesday Jul 8, 2020
The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2
Thursday Jul 9, 2020
The Musical Box: A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2
Sunday Jul 19, 2020
Jeanne Robertson
Friday Jul 31, 2020
AEG Presents
Who's That Girl?
Saturday Aug 1, 2020
Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC
Sunday Aug 9, 2020
The Music of Cream
Saturday Aug 15, 2020
Saturday Aug 22, 2020
AEG Presents
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Experience
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