Through a $2.4 million renovation that began in 1996 through Scranton architectural firm Hemmler + Camayd, Lackawanna College rescued the theater of the former Scranton Central High School from years of neglect and disrepair. The Theater’s wall and ceiling ornamentation, glass windows, exit signs, and seats were carefully refurbished and replaced. Former benches inside the theater were replaced with plush seats to provide ample leg room, and the capacity was reduced to 1,052 seats.
Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company announced a new partnership with the College in June 2016, creating Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College.
The Theater is home to various academic events and is also available to rent from outside organizations (both for profit and nonprofit). Following are the technical specifications for the Theater at Lackawanna College. For more information on rental fees and available dates, please contact Jim Cullen.
Orchestra: 622 fixed
Balcony: 410 fixed
ADA Orchestra: 6 wheelchairs and 6 companions (12 total)
ADA Balcony: 4 wheelchairs and 4 companions (8 total)
Total Fixed Capacity: 1,052
Width: 39 feet 10 inches
Depth: 22 feet 8 inches
Height: 25 feet
Wing and fly space is limited.
Programmable dimmers for stage lighting: 96
Dimmers for house lighting: 24
Lighting instruments: 82 ellipsoidal and PAR-4 type
Available sound system
Midas Venice 320 Mixing Console
SLS PLS 8695 Powered Line Array Loudspeakers (two)
Mackie SWA-1801 Subwoofers (two)
JBL MR925 Speakers (two)
Yamaha SM12V Monitor Speakers (two)
Mackie SRM-450 Powered Speakers (Monitor) (two)
QSC USA 900 Power Amp (two)
T.C. Electronics M1 Effects Processor
T.C. Electronics D2 Digital Delay
Presonus ACP-88 Dynamics Processor
Denon-C550 R CD Player/Recorder
General in-house Microphone Package (including wireless capability with stands and cabling)
Piano and Organ
The Theater is equipped with a 9ft Baldwin Concert Grand Piano and an Allen Organ.
Sony VPL-FX 52 with a long throw lens.
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