Astor Theatre, 730-42 Penn St., Reading, PA
The Astor opened in 1928, designed by William H. Lee. Reopened May 28, 1941.(boxoffice,1941-06-07) The Art Deco theatre operated until 1975. In the late 50's it was operated by William Goldman Theaters of Philadelphia. After the Astor closed, it reopened for a short time as an X-rated movie house. Hot Tuna performed here on 11/19/76. The theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Red Skelton was in Reading in early 1978 to support the…
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