The Lamp Theatre

The Lamp Theatre The premier intimate venue for live music, theatre & events in Westmoreland County. #thelamptheatre www.lamptheatre.org
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The Lamp will shine again! Relight the Lamp is a committee of the Irwin Project, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.

06/05/2020

Just a little over a week to go until our next Corn-teen popcorn fundraiser! Thanks to Banks Electric Inc. for being our sponsor and helping us to keep The Lamp LIT! Pre-order yours now for fast pick-up by visiting www.lamptheatre.org #thelamptheatre #nonprofittheatre #supportnonprofits #supportlocalbusiness #shopdowntownirwin #irwinpa #popcornfundraiser #westmorelandcounty

We’re looking for sponsors! For a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION of $250 you or your business can help us cover the cost of our...
06/04/2020

We’re looking for sponsors! For a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION of $250 you or your business can help us cover the cost of our upcoming popcorn fundraisers and help sustain our non-profit Theatre through this difficult time. Call or email us today! And thank you all for your support! We hope to see you all again soon when we’re able to resume business and bring the music 🎸🎹🥁🎼back to town! #thelamptheatre #nonprofit #supportnonprofits #supportlocal #irwinpa #westmorelandcounty

The Lamp Theatre is proud to present...Kids Week-VIRTUAL 🎭👑👩🏻‍🔬🖍July 6-10FREE pre-recorded classes & shows!CLICK THE LIN...
06/03/2020

The Lamp Theatre is proud to present...

Kids Week-VIRTUAL 🎭👑👩🏻‍🔬🖍
July 6-10
FREE pre-recorded classes & shows!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!
No registration required.

MORE INFO:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jbkhok0A1WTW5V7DRuWn4gVio7SRsOUQ/view?usp=drivesdk

Kids Week-Virtual was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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06/02/2020

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06/01/2020

We’re taking orders for our newest fundraiser, our Lamp Theatre “Corn-teen” t-shirt! Just call or email us your sizes and we’ll have them for you next week! #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #saltypops #fundraiser #nonprofit #supportnonprofits #supportirwin #irwinpa #westmorelandcounty

Taking orders for our “Corn-teen” fundraising t-shirt (modeled here by our very own “Salty Pops” himself!)Call or stop b...
05/30/2020

Taking orders for our “Corn-teen” fundraising t-shirt (modeled here by our very own “Salty Pops” himself!)Call or stop bu to order today! $20 all sizes

05/30/2020

The Lamp CORN-TEEN is happening NOW! No pre-orders needed! just stop by for a box or two and help support Our non-profit Theatre! #thelamptheatre #irwinpa #supportnonprofits #saltypops #lampy #pgh #pittsburgh #412 #724 #westmorelandcounty

Thanks to our neighbor Petals Boutique-Irwin for the shout out! Come support downtown Irwin businesses!
05/30/2020

Thanks to our neighbor Petals Boutique-Irwin for the shout out! Come support downtown Irwin businesses!

Saturday Vibes!! We are open 11-4 today!! New treats hitting the bakery case!
🐾POP on over to The Lamp Theatre for their drive-by popcorn fundraiser. $5/box (cinnamon or butter). Buy a box and receive 10% off your purchase today in our shop. 🍿
#weareinthistogether.
🐾We have 2 Navy hats left in the shop. (More are on their way). COME SEE US.

05/30/2020
05/29/2020

Our first drive-by popcorn fundraiser was such a success we’re doing it again! Tomorrow, 12-4 preorder online at www.lamptheatre.org or by calling 724-367-4000. Walk ups welcome! #thelamptheatre #cornteen #popcornfundraiser #irwinpa #donate #supportnonprofits #supportlocal #westmorelandcounty #pittsburgh #412 #724

05/27/2020
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Corn-teen Time!

Help keep The Lamp lit! We’re firing up the popper for another delicious popcorn fundraiser this Saturday, May 30th from 12-4 pm. Boxes are $5 each and can be preordered on our website @ www.lamptheatre.org #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #fundraiser #pgh #pghtheater #supportirwin #irwinpa #pittsburgh #412 #724 #popcorn🍿 #popcornfundraiser

05/26/2020

Help keep The Lamp lit! We’re firing up the popper for another delicious popcorn fundraiser this Saturday, May 30th from 12-4 pm. Boxes are $5 each and can be preordered on our website @ www.lamptheatre.org #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #fundraiser #pgh #pghtheater #supportirwin #irwinpa #pittsburgh #412 #724 #popcorn🍿 #popcornfundraiser

05/25/2020

We remember and honor our fallen heroes ❤️💙🇺🇸

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05/22/2020

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05/18/2020

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AN INCREDIBLE DAY FOR THE LAMP! We are ALREADY SOLD OUT! Sorry if you were planning on stopping by for a box today, but ...
05/16/2020

AN INCREDIBLE DAY FOR THE LAMP! We are ALREADY SOLD OUT! Sorry if you were planning on stopping by for a box today, but we promise we’ll be doing this again very soon! If you preordered we’ll be here til 4 pm for your pickup. THANK YOU!!!

05/16/2020
The Line Boutique

A huge THANK YOU to The Line Boutique for the popcorn order! Stop in today and buy some pretties and get a treat! #shopdowntownirwin #thelineboutique #supportlocalbusiness #saltypops

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05/16/2020

Today’s the day! Stop by and grab a box or two of our delicious Salty Pops popcorn in original butter or cinnamon toast flavor! Preorder by calling 724-367-4000 or online at www.lamptheatre.org #lamptheatre #thelamptheatre #saltypops #irwinpa #supportlocal #westmorelandcounty #pittsburghtheatre #fundraiserevent

Thanks so much to Joe Napsha at the TribLive Westmoreland for the wonderful article about tomorrow's Lamp Theatre popcor...
05/15/2020
Lamp Theatre selling popcorn as fundraiser

Thanks so much to Joe Napsha at the TribLive Westmoreland for the wonderful article about tomorrow's Lamp Theatre popcorn fundraiser! Read all about it here: https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/lamp-theatre-selling-popcorn-as-fundraiser/?fbclid=IwAR0EXJwHbcSHy2Ga3WnKu9fIfF6D2q_Keutc_a4h_BZEifaaP33318BsqTQ

What does a non-profit do when it has to postpone its primary fundraiser because of government-ordered restrictions against large gathering during a covid-19 pandemic? In the case of The Lamp Theatre in Irwin, it sells popcorn, just like it does during concerts, shows and other events that would be....

05/12/2020

This Saturday from noon to 4 pm “pop” by for our Lamp Theatre popcorn Drive-by Fundraiser! We have 2 delicious flavors to choose from: Cinnamon Toast, and of course our original “Salty Pops” butter flavor, $5 each! Preorder now by calling 724-367-4000 or online at www.lamptheatre.org! #thelamptheatre #irwinpa #covid19 #fundraiser #supportirwin #westmorelandcounty #pittsburghtheatre

05/11/2020
Steel City News

The Harper Family Diner is officially a year old! We hope that we'll all be able to celebrate this beautiful addition to our theater with everyone very soon. Thanks to Steel City News for such a great story!

Has It Been A Year Already?
A re-purposed 1950’s Pittsburgh Diner finds a new home as a concession area at The Lamp Theatre in Irwin Pennsylvania. Here is the full Story. The Lamp Theatre @Downtown Irwin

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05/10/2020

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05/10/2020

Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! #happymothersday #mom #pittsburgh #lamptheater #irwinpa

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05/06/2020

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Hey, folks! Just in case you missed it, TODAY is Give Big Pittsburgh's day of giving for local non-profits like us, your...
05/05/2020
Support THE LAMP THEATRE in #GiveBigPittsburgh! | Give Big Pittsburgh COVID-19 Response

Hey, folks! Just in case you missed it, TODAY is Give Big Pittsburgh's day of giving for local non-profits like us, your friendly-neighbor theater! Please consider giving any amount to help keep The Lamp lit and providing the great shows you've come to love! It's easy to do and it's going to make you feel great, we promise! We're over halfway through the day and we're almost at $1k worth of donations! :) We'd love to triple that by midnight tonight, WITH YOUR HELP! Please donate, and SHARE! https://www.givebigpittsburgh.com/organizations/the-lamp-theatre

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05/05/2020

Today is giving day! Visit our page at www.GiveBigPittsburgh.com to donate to our theater and all of the other wonderful non-profits that help make our area great! #givebigpittsburgh #thelamptheatre #dayofgiving2020 #donate #nonprofit #pgh #pittsburgh #southwesternpa

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05/03/2020

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05/03/2020

This Tuesday, May 5th, you’ll have 24 hours to help us keep the Lamp lit! We’re super excited to be a part of “Give Big Pittsburgh,” and hope that you’ll support our campaign by visiting our page at www.givebigpittsburgh.com/organizations/the-Lamp-theatre#. #thelamptheatre #givebigpittsburgh #givebigpgh #givebigpgh2020 #dayofgiving2020 #pgh #irwinpa #downtownirwin

The Real Story Behind Herb Alpert's Iconic 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights' Album Cover, 50 Years Later
04/29/2020
The Real Story Behind Herb Alpert's Iconic 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights' Album Cover, 50 Years Later

The Real Story Behind Herb Alpert's Iconic 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights' Album Cover, 50 Years Later

As Herb Alpert remembers it, he was in a recording studio one day in 1965 when the art director for A&M, the label Alpert co-owned, showed him the photograph that would eventually grace one of the most memorable LP covers of all time. “My first reaction was, Holy sh*t, man. Too racy,” Alpert say...

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04/23/2020

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The Lamp Theatre is proud to support this special organization! #RVs4MDsThe mission of RVs 4 MDs is to connect RV owners...
04/18/2020

The Lamp Theatre is proud to support this special organization! #RVs4MDs

The mission of RVs 4 MDs is to connect RV owners willing to donate their mobile accommodations to front line medical/healthcare workers and first responders, who need a safe place to quarantine in order to protect their own families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RVs 4 MDs public Facebook group can be found by searching: RVs4MDs to Fight the Coronavirus. Donors, potential recipients, volunteers, and interested partners can join the public group where they can find information, complete and submit registration forms, and connect with each other in a public forum.

RVs 4 MDs Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rvs4mds/?ref=share

TUSK RETURNS, August 28th @ 8pm! Tickets on sale next Friday @ 10am online at www.lamptheatre.org #lamptheatre #thelampt...
04/17/2020

TUSK RETURNS, August 28th @ 8pm! Tickets on sale next Friday @ 10am online at www.lamptheatre.org #lamptheatre #thelamptheatre #tusk #tuskfleetwoodmactribute #dontstopthinkingabouttomorrow #downtownirwinpa #fleetwoodmac #livemusic #tributeband

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04/14/2020

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03/28/2020
Brooklyn Charmers

In case you missed it, our favorite Steely Dan tribute band, The Brooklyn Charmers, did a Facebook live show tonight! You can watch it here:

Tonight at 8PM CST!
Brooklyn Charmers live in concert from the Wildey Theatre on 2/15/20.
Come enjoy the show! We will be in the chat answering your questions and talking with fans!

Address

222 Main St
Irwin, PA
15642

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(724) 367-4000

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Our Story

In 1937 the Lamp Theatre opened in downtown Irwin and for nearly seven decades entertained the residents of Irwin borough. Although the price for a movie may have changed, 21 cents for adults in 1937, the landmark held fast and became a fixture of many memories for young and old alike. In 2004 the Lamp had succumbed to the financial pressure brought on by corporate theater chains and closed its doors.

Following the closure of the Lamp Theatre, The Westmoreland Cultural Trust took ownership of the Theatre and put plans in motion to re-open The Lamp as a performing art center and movie theater. Plans were drawn up for an expanded stage and significant investments were made into the roof and the heating and air conditioning system.

On March 5th of 2009 tragedy struck. The Irwin Hotel, which sat in the neighboring lot since 1885, had a grease fire in the early hours of the morning. The fire blazed through the 124 year old building and after at least twenty fire companies managed to quell the inferno, it was not only the hotel, but also The Lamp that sustained damage.

At this point the project to re-open The Lamp was placed on hold to fix the damage sustained in the fire. In 2011, the funding mechanism came into view to re-open the Lamp Theatre. The County of Westmoreland pledged $250,000 and a state grant was sought seeking a $250,000 match. In order for this to happen, the borough of Irwin would have to come up with $150,000 as well. Irwin Councilwoman, Gail Macioice, suggested that fundraising could be done in the community to come up with this money.

A small but dedicated group of people joined together to form the Relight the Lamp Committee. This group of volunteers planned to maintain the theater and raise funds to help Irwin meet it’s share of the project. They held meetings at Cafe Supreme and their numbers grew to 100 plus members. The Westmoreland Cultural Trust put the project out to bid in the summer of 2012 and the bids came in well over the $650,000 that had been committed to the project. With no clear path forward, the Westmoreland Cultural Trust felt it had no other choice than to pull away from the project.

Although the future for The Lamp looked bleak, the committee to re-light The Lamp continued to raise funds with several successful events, and in March of 2013 the Theatre was sold to the borough of Irwin with a whopping price tag of $1.00. The Irwin Project, a non-profit dedicated to the betterment of Irwin, then became fundraising arm of the project

In 2013, Volunteers from Irwin and the surrounding area began demolition on the interior of the Theatre. From this point The Lamp had over 300 volunteers who worked tirelessly for over 3000 hours to finish the Theatre.

Almost two years of work took place to accomplish the goal of one small western Pennsylvania town and its residents. In August of 2015 The Lamp re-opened its doors with comedians Ryan Ben and Adam Schreck performing a mix of sketches and improve. During this year of “soft open” The Lamp has entertained thousands of patrons as volunteers continued to work diligently to finish the work left over from its major renovations. August 27th of 2016 will mark the Grand Opening of a fully renovated Theatre with the return of A Hard Days Night, a Beatles Tribute.

Since then, The Lamp has entertained thousands of patrons with over 200 productions varying from Award Winning Musical Theatre to Grammy Award winning National artists.

Today The Lamp stands as a testament that through hard-work and togetherness, even the seemingly impossible can be accomplished.

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How Great Thou Art by Twelve Twenty-Four We wanted to share this video of our arrangement of How Great Thou Art as our way of spreading hope, for all of us, during these unsettled times. The video reflects what was clearly simpler times and helps us look forward to sharing these moments with all of you again in the future. Until we meet again, we leave you with the following verse and our sincere hope that you find peace and solace in its message: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 Please Like and Share this post and we invite you to follow us on Facebook/ Thank you, Twelve Twenty-Four
I’m planning on seeing Cyril Wecht this Saturday. I noticed that “Coronavirus” has been added to his list of what he will be speaking about. Haven’t we ALL had ENOUGH of that shoved down our throats by MSM? I’d like to hear about the other topics. That was what initially interested me in wanting to see and hear him speak. Can someone please ask him to not talk about that. We already know a TON!! Sincerely...THANK YOU, in advance.
Would LOVE to see this again!!! 🙏🏻
Everyone knows how much we love The Lamp. But Bill and Joe went above and beyond today helping us getting our tickets ordered today. We feel like family and that’s just one of the many reasons we love The Lamp and all the great people we have met there. See you all soon.
Great Show last night with Sweet Baby James Tribute band.
Thank you for permitting me to come in today and see The Lamp revamped. It was a wonderful theater over 50 years ago and love to know it's going to go one for many more years. I'm hoping to come in for a show the next time I'm in town. Thanks for the cup (memento).
Taylor Fazio this is the theater where cyril wecht spoke at.
My first experience here was amazing, going back on the 30th of this month ,to see Kashmir👍
So looking forward to Rockin’ the Lamp Theater tonight! Since Back In Black started our “Every Small Town Theater Tour” a few weeks ago, I’ve learned that every small town theater has an interesting story. And the Lamp Theater might have one of the best!! Most stories involve tenacious citizens, big investments (both monetary & sweat equity!), with ups & downs along the way. Irwin, PA! We salute you! For not giving up! For seeing it through! And like I said, WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ROCKIN’ THE LAMP THEATER!!! OY!!!
Would love to see Lynn and Twitty (Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty) they are fantastic and seem to sell out most of their shows. People Love Loretta and Conway. Thanks.
I have been to several shows at Th e Lamp and enjoyed them all. I recently went to the Experience Janis show and was blown away. If anyone likes Janis Joplin even a little, this is a MUST SEE show. I hope the Lamp brings her back.