Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc.

Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc. began when a small group of individuals who love New Cumberland and remember the decades of joy provided by the West Shore Theatre. When the theatre closed and the building sat empty, it was if a vibrant part of the New Cumberland had vanished.

These individuals knew the importance of the theatre to the broader New Cumberland community and banded together to save the West Shore Theatre for generations to come.

In May 2018, at a town meeting at the Fire Hall, the Friends asked the community what the Theatre should keep and what might make it even better. The Friends listened and in 2019, bought the Theatre with the motto to Restore, Revitalize, Reinvent.

We restored the Theatre, while maintaining the beauty and ambience of the theatre. We revitalized the theatre to make it appealing and suitable for today’s audiences. As part of the revitalization efforts, we reinvented ourselves with an eye on the future and a commitment to the past.

Board of Directors

Christine Leukus


Dan Burke

Vice President

David Stone


Frank H. Kelly


Don Kibler


Gib Parthemore


Gennifer Richie


Jennifer Zaborney