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Old 05-21-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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Morning Call made this comment on May 20, 2017
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When Easton’s State Theatre reopened after an extensive renovation in 1993, there were three area venues competing for patrons, State Theatre President Shelley Brown recalls. Today, Brown counts 19 entertainment venues in the region, many of them targeting the same audiences...
I assume that the three venue are:
Stabler Arena & Convocation Center (1979) 6,000 seats
Miller Symphony Hall (1899), 1200-seat
State Theatre (Easton), 1550 seat

I can't figure out what are the 19 venues she is talking about. Obviously PP&L Center, Zoellner theater, Sands event center, but I can't get close to 19.

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These venues are in a 50-mile radius of the State Theatre, from Reading, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Allentown and Sellersville, each of which has concert, theater and entertainment venues ranging from those the size of the State Theatre’s 1,550-seat capacity to the PPL Center’s 10,000 seats.

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Old 05-22-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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PPL Center
Zoellner
Sands
Penns Peak
Stabler
Miller Symphony
State Theatre
Sellersville Theatre
Santander Arena
Allentown Fair
Musikfest
ArtsQuest/Steelstacks
Sherman Theatre

That's all I can think of unless you start including small or bar-type places like Godfrey Daniels or the Funhouse, or minor venues on college campuses like Moravian College's Foy Hall.

For such a big venue, PPL Center hosts hardly any acts. Other than the Steelhawks, the remainder of their 2017 schedule is pretty dead. I don't see where the new capacity in the area is needed. Even the Sands Event Center, which seems to get the most/biggest name acts, has plenty of prime dates available at any given time.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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That's all I can think of unless you start including small or bar-type places like Godfrey Daniels or the Funhouse, or minor venues on college campuses like Moravian College's Foy Hall.
Foy Concert Hall is a 425-seat venue , and the Funhouse and Godfrey Daniels I remember as fairly small venues. Shelly Brown was referring to venues of at least 1500 seats (the size of Easton State Theater).

She repeats that comment in nearly every interview. I am just curious as to what the list would include
Easton's State Theatre: 90 years, and still making magic | lehighvalleylive.com

But the grandstand at Allentown Fairgrounds would be several thousand seats. I wonder if Shelly was counting that as competition in 1993?
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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She's whining. This is an issue of competitition, free enterprise, choice for the consumer.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:55 AM
 
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Since the Sands Bethlehem Event Center opened five years ago, annual State Theatre attendance has dropped 30 percent — from 100,000 to 70,000, a State official said.

Since 2011, the Sands, Allentown’s PPL Center and Bethlehem’s Musikfest Cafe have added 14,700 o the Valley’s concert capacity.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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There is both a Santander Arena and a Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading, which is smaller, but I can't find anywhere exactly how many seats it has. If they are looking at 50 miles out there is also the admittedly much smaller New Hope Theater and Sellersville as well. But obviously these are not competition for a big arena!
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