About the Friends

A local 501c3 non-profit organization working to restore the Historical Theatre, The Friends of the Embassy Theatre was established in 1991 when Harold's daughters, the former owner, were unable to dispose of the theatre. The Friends of the Embassy were able to successfully purchase the theatre, with the intent of rescuing, restoring, and operating the theatre as a community center. The Embassy was saved from the wrecking ball that surely would have destined it to become just another parking lot in Lewistown. The Friends have completed several restoration projects including: restoration of the historic marquee, restoration of the front facade of the building, and restoration of the historic box office. More projects are currently underway at this time.

Active Board Members and Community Leaders


Paul T. Fagley

Vice President

Eric Olbrich


Debbie Bargo

Corporate Secretary

Barb Musial


Nic Ciccolini

Recording Secretary

Position Currently Vacant

Board Member

Kim Fagley

Board Member

Thiry Olbrich

Board Member

Dorothy Wilbur

Board Member

Brian Powers

Board Member

Max Corkins

Board Member/Downtown Lewistown Inc.

Jim Zubler

Postal Mailing Address

Embassy Theatre

114 2nd Ave Burnham, PA 17009

Theatre Location

6 South Main Street

Lewistown, PA 17044