Theatre or Theater?

So, is it spelled theatre or theater? Both are correct.  Is it Center Street or Centre Street? Again, it depends on your preference. It seems (especially in the Northeastern part of the United States) “theatre” was the more common spelling on theater (oops) theatre marquees.

From what we can tell, most of the Alexander/Marinos theatres were spelled with the “r” before “e.”

We’ve attempted to stay consistent on this site and have chosen to go with the “re” spelling.  If you catch an “er” let us know, you just might get a worthless ticket stub for your troubles. Looks like we caught one – right on the front page.  See it?


Tom Alexander