Entertainment in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

by William Jensen
Locals needn't go elsewhere in Pennsylvania for live entertainment.

Locals needn't go elsewhere in Pennsylvania for live entertainment.

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The city of Lancaster in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania provides a range of options for entertainment, from movies to live music and stand-up comedy. Nationally-recognized bands, comedians and other performers visit Lancaster from time to time. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, offers an attractive destination for travelers who enjoy live entertainment but prefer to avoid very large cities. It also makes Lancaster a more desirable place to live.


Motion pictures offer a form of entertainment that remains available year-round and doesn't depend on dry weather. Lancaster, Pennsylvania's movie theater is the Regal Manor Cinema 16 (no website; 1246 Millersville Pk., Lancaster; 800-326-3264). The theater plays the latest motion pictures for adults and children, including two- and three-dimensional versions. Movies play throughout the afternoon and evening, with the earliest films starting at noon or later.


The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre (dutchapple.com) on Centerville Road gives customers the opportunity to enjoy food and beverages while watching classic plays such as "The Wizard of Oz" or "Me and My Girl." The theater also has a gift shop that patrons may visit during intermissions or while waiting for a play to begin. The Fulton Theatre (thefulton.org) on North Prince Street holds different musical plays for the entertainment of children and adults, ranging from "Pinocchio" to "God of Carnage."


A variety of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, venues feature live music entertainment. The American Music Theatre (amtshows.com) on Lincoln Highway East features well-known performers of rock, country and other types of music, according to its website. The music theater occasionally hosts eminent stand-up comedians as well. The Chameleon Club (chameleonclub.net) on North Water Street was established in 1985 and holds many live music performances. Some lesser-known restaurants and cafes in Lancaster also offer live music at times; you can check the local newspapers for details.


In addition to occasional shows at some of the local music theaters, one establishment in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, dedicates itself to stand-up comedy entertainment. The Stitches Comedy Club (stitchescomedy.com) is located on Lincoln Highway East at the Lancaster Host Resort (lancasterhost.com) and was previously named the Villa East Comedy Club. It holds comedy shows on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer, according to its website. A minimum age of 21 applies, and the club doesn't allow smoking. Some well-known comedians have performed there, including Drew Carey. The resort also has a restaurant.

About the Author

William Jensen began his writing career in 2007. His work has appeared on various websites, covering currents events, technology and other topics.

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