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Is it confirmed that this theater is demolished? The address matches the credit union seen in the street view, and I wouldn’t dismiss out of hand the notion that that building could be a 300-seat theater from the 1920s.
Dates are correct for 1979.
From Street View it looks like the actual address on this one should be 606 or maybe 608. A tailor shop and a hair salon are occupying the front of the building.
The operator of the Christian theater here (the last one, anyway) was the Reverend Harry Bristow, who had programs on Channel 29 and WTEL radio. A 1970’s Philadelphia Magazine story on movie theaters said that he left this venue and moved to the Ambler Theatre because of racial tensions in the neighborhood.
First year of operation seen as a success. Philly.com story here.
1425 West Columbia Avenue or 1425 East Columbia Avenue? The current street view and map go to East, but that area doesn’t look anything like the pictures. The address on Carlisle could have been on the side of a theater that fronted on West Columbia. West Columbia has been renamed Cecil B. Moore Avenue (after the theater’s demise), so any address on Columbia would probably automatically map as East.
Theater has been sold to a developer; conversion to condos rumored. New York Daily News article here.
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Here is a link to the Real Deal article.
Part 1 of the series talks about D.W. Griffith films made on the Fenyes estate, and the construction of Clune’s Broadway Theatre (later the Cameo) on land owned by Mrs. Fenyes.
Here’s a column from the Worthington paper that says that the State was “on Third Avenue behind the Hotel Thompson.” The column states that downtown Worthington had another, older, theater, the Grand, “in the substantial building now occupied by Carpet Plus,” which would be 408 10th Street. (Google cache version used because the web site will not currently provide the original.)
A buyer, perhaps—but for what use? Philadelphia Inquirer story here.
As they say over at fark.com, “This is not a repeat from 2011”: Yet another news story about how there’s nothing new with the Royal and the neighbors are continuing to be ticked off.
An EPA-sponsored photography program got a shot of the Princess' marquee and entrance in June 1975. Last picture in this slate.com story here; direct link to photo only here.
Theater 4 might be the secondary building of the Eric Pennsauken, with the “Eric II” sign and what looks like elevated roads in the background.
The White Tower was saved and moved to Morgantown, West Virginia. See also this page, which has a couple pictures of the Harwan as well.
Theater is approaching its fundraising goal, with $12,000 to $17,000 still to go. NJ.com story here.
Theater is being refurbished and converted to digital. NJ.com story here. The story says that the theater originally opened in 1972 and has been an art house since 1974. Owner is Bob Piechota, who inherited the theater from his father.
City’s Liquor Control Commission moves to revoke liquor license. Carranza says he’ll appeal, but he is also mulling a sale of the theater. DNAInfo story here.
Theater closed indefinitely; alderman won’t approve Carranza’s takeover of the liquor license. DNAInfo story here.
Cited for code violations re fire escape and exterior walls. DNAInfo story here.
Theater will be closed for the summer due to a broken air conditioning system. DNAInfo story here.
This one can be tagged as demolished. A building that appears to be a school now occupies this block. The theater site was on the north side of York west of Front, roughly around the back end of the blue tile-covered building as seen on Street View.
Theater is now in use as “a members work shop for artists, craftsmen and innovators.” Website here, philly.com column here and photo gallery here.
The historic facade of the Century is in jeopardy, as the owners want to remove it and replace it with windows. It isn’t landmarked. DNAInfo story here.