A Souderton historic landmark, The Broad Street Theater closed back in 2004 and sat formant for nearly 16 years before the theater landed in the caring and creative hands of owners Kyle Hoff & Charlie Crown in 2019.
Kyle and Charlie serve on one of the Souderton Borough Boards and had discussed on different occasions before and after board meetings the hope that someone would adopt the old theater and give it new life. Kyle who has renovated other local historic buildings was interested in the idea of renovating the theater and invested time into researching to determine the probability of success and the community need for the theater in Souderton.
Once Kyle was happy with the results of his research, he approached Charlie to see if he’d be interested in taking on the project in partnership. The two joined into a business partnership and began the task of gaining Burrough approval and the many other tasks that are required before a hammer can even enter the shell of the old theater; all the while as the local community looked on with eager hearts.
Originally the pair were going to host two viewing theaters and then after communications with one of their venders decided to rotate the main floor theaters and add a third smaller theater upstairs. Among other features in the revamped Broad Theater Kyle and Charlie invested in a special HVAC system with ultraviolet lights to help filter germs and circulate fresh air throughout.
In addition to the HVAC system addition currently the theater is operating at 50% capacity, easily being put into action by their ticketing system which blocks off the seats in front, behind and to the sides of your parties reserved seats. There are shields in front of the concession stand & everyone is wearing masks and social distancing.
The theater will host many new movie titles, independent films and some of your old favorites.
The three viewing theaters are available for full rentals for private viewings or parties!
Broad Theater finally opened the doors November 28, 2020 right in the middle of the pandemic! I think I speak for many Souderton area natives when I say we are thrilled and honored to see the Broad Theater come back to life and reclaim its place as a true treasure of Souderton.
24 West Broad Street , Souderton, PA 18964