The Backstage Cafe is the site of the former MJ's Coffeehouse and is adjacent to the Allen Theatre. While the menu still includes the old favorites, it also includes new sandwiches, salads, and smoothies. The Cafe also still features all your coffee favorites. Looking for a tasty treat? Try one of our delectable pastries provided by Katie Cakes Cakery, hand-dipped ice cream, or freshly made milkshakes. The Cafe offers the perfect space to meet with old friends and meet new ones.

        The Cafe will play host to local musicians, monthly jazz nights, and independent local artists showcasing their talents. Monday open mic nights will make its return to the Cafe in the fall.

Oh yes, did I mention- we now accept credit/debit cards!!


        In 1992, Mr. Skip Hicks had a dream for the former Astor Theater- to completely renovate it, and open a landmark theater in Annville. After three years of renovation he did just that, and by September of 1995, the Allen Theatre was open for business. In June of 2018, the theatre was entrusted to the hands of Ed and Sue Felty to continue the legacy of this Annville landmark. Ed and Sue, both Lebanon natives, hope to continue to grow the business and further realize the dream that Mr. Hicks began in 1995: to provide state of the art entertainment, and a place to gather for the town of Annville and its surrounding communities.

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36 E. Main St. Annville, PA 17003