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I don’t know if the ramp is still there, but I remember back in the 1960’s; you had to wait down in the lower ramp area which was where you see the white cross. it had a long descending ramp and you had to wait down there until the box office opened.then the line would wind up back into the front of the theater., you exited from the ramp area, which of course some would sneak in.they would have their friends open the door for hem or maybe for anyone who knocked? the movies were mainly 1950’s space monster films and hercules epics.I believe an old couple actualy owned the place.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY IS THIS GOOD, LOOKSLIKE CIA (lol)
There are no real plans for the Uptown, just scams and hustlers trying to get public money . This place will stand until someone with enough insurance money will have it burned down as they did with most of the historic buildings in north philadelphia.
THIS PLACE COULDN’T HAVE CLOSED DOPWN IN 1955 AS THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT SAIDS AS I WENT HERE AND I WAS NOT EVEN BORN THEN!WHICH IS TO CLARIFY, IT MUST HAVE STOPPED SHOWING FILMS AROUND 1965. I RECALL GOING IN HERE ONCE OR TWICE AND IT WAS USUALLY STANDING ROOM ONLY SO MOST KIDS STARTED TO GO UP TO THE CAMBRIA THEATER. BOTH OF THEM USUALLY SHOWED OLD HERCULES OR MONSTER FILMS.BY STANDING ROOM, I GUESS THEY DID NOT HAVE THAT MANY SEATS, SO I RECALL STANDING IN THE SNACK AREA.I ALSO REMEMBER HAVING TO CLIMB UP AROUNT TWO BROAD STEPS TO GET TO THE CASHIER WINDOW.