Struthers Library Theatre to begin selling old seats

You could own a piece of Struthers Library Theatre history.

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, the theater will begin a two day limited seat sale. The seats are 98 years old have are being sold in pairs of two. Around a total of 400 seats will be sold, as the theater is selling “only those with level feet,” according to Executive Director Marcy O’Brien. Seats will be sold for $25 each in sets of two only. The sale will run Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“In the process of removing the old seats,” said O’Brien, “many people have shown an interest in purchasing some of them. The theatre originally wasn’t going to sell the old seats because of the logistics of massive removal, space and time constraints. However, the seating company has worked with us to be able to offer this opportunity and we’re very grateful to them for making this happen.”

There will be no advance sales or reservations. O’Brien said that seats will be sold first come first served, for cash or check only, and anyone buying seats should plan to bring their own help with lifting and a vehicle capable of hauling them at the time of sale. All seats must be removed the same day, said O’Brien, and none will be held.

“This is a very nice opportunity for history and nostalgia buffs,” O’Brien said. “Many locals got their first kiss in the balcony at the Library Theatre. Seven generations of families have had their first taste of the arts, theatre, music and movies in this lovely old venue.”

For more information on the seat sale call (814) 723-7231.