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.66-68 East Main Street @ Star
..Lonaconing, Maryland
 ( Allegany Co )....
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The San Toy Theatre is one of Maryland's longest listed theatres, going back to at least 1921. Mention of the theatre  was found by Kilduffs in 1926, and the Film Daily Yearbook has it listed in all the years we have editions to 1931 to 1952.  The theatre seats between 550 and 825 and includes a balcony. The building is still standing, but appears to be vacant.

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......Before the larger SanToy Theatre ( seen above ) was built, there was an earlier smaller theatre one block south, in the area as seen in the postcard above. That theatre, which apparently went by the same name, is found on insurance maps, and burned down many years ago, with the entire block having  long since being rebuilt. If I am correct, the theatre would have been the building on the left, with the second floor railing. The postcard below also shows a nice view of the building and Main Street.

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   Lonaconing also had an Opera House for many years, just across the creek from the San Toy. The location is now used as City Hall, and we're not sure how much, if any of the old Opera House is currently used in the present building. The City Hall can be seen as the second building on the left.
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