The Sunnybrook Ballroom
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- Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
More About This Title The Sunnybrook Ballroom
As one of the last major ballrooms located in this great nation, the Sunnybrook Ballroom is a historical and intricate part of Pennsylvania's past. Since 1926, the Sunnybrook Ballroom has been an established landmark in its community and is recognized nationwide. Opening its doors in 1931, the grand ballroom was built as an addition to the swim club and dance pavilion. For years, Sunnybrook has served as a viable piece of Americana and has seen many big-name performers upon its stage, including Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Lawrence Welk, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Checker, and even Bill Haley and the Comets. Using vintage photographs, The Sunnybrook Ballroom traces the history of this cherished haven for big band fans, rock and rollers, and music lovers alike.
Thomas Sephakis is a local businessman and author who serves as the chairman for the SunnyBrook Foundation. Having penned several works of fiction and a few screenplays, he works today with the foundation to help preserve and renovate the Sunnybrook Ballroom.