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Jack Oberleitner Capitol Theater Mural

Capitol Theater and work of Jack Oberleitner's
Cinestage Group commemorated with
public park and giant mural

MILTON, PA — Several large murals honoring the history of Milton, PA have been commissioned by T.I.M.E. (The Improved Milton Experience) Main Street Manager, Deb Owens, by Altoona-based artist Pamela Snyder-Etters according to the Sunbury (PA) Daily Item reporter Cindy O. Herman.

The first completed mural honors the restoration and re-opening of the Capitol Theatre, 55 Broadway, Milton, PA, on August 6th 1972. The massive restoration project was by The Cinestage Group (Jack Oberleitner, Thomas Poling and others). The colorful mural depicts the front of the theatre and renderings of Shirley Temple, W.C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy and King Kong, all of which were represented on the opening night extravaganza which included gifts for all “first nighters” including orchids for the ladies.

The mural overlooks a lush park on the ground once occupied by the magnificent theatre. Displays throughout the park honor the three theatres once in operation in Milton, Mr. Oberleitner and the Cinestage Group.

A town celebration to honor the Theatre, The Cinestage Group, Mr. Oberleitner and the artist is planned for the summer of 2012.

Jack Oberleitner Capitol Theater

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