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TheALAN commented about Route 35 Drive-In on Mar 26, 2015 at 1:42 am

“The Searchers” (1956 Warner Bros.) starring John Wayne (1907-1979) and Jeffrey Hunter (1926-1969) plus “Magnificent Roughnecks” (1956 Allied Artists) starring Jack Carson (1910-1963) and Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) opened the Route 35 Drive-In. Since “Magnificent Roughnecks” was not released until Sunday, July 22, 1956, the Route 35 could not have opened any earlier.

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TheALAN commented about Atco Drive-In on Mar 25, 2015 at 12:22 am

Built in 1956. Thank’s Tom!

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TheALAN commented about Temple Theatre on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Ahhh! — No pictures, no other information? There must be something to share!

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TheALAN commented about Ambassador Theatre on Mar 23, 2015 at 1:21 am

In what style was the Ambassadore Theatre designed?

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TheALAN commented about Allen Theatre on Mar 22, 2015 at 4:35 am

Any pictures anyone? Does anyone know who the architect was or in what style the theater was designed? Please share. Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Paramount Theatre on Mar 21, 2015 at 3:26 pm

What was the seating capacity of this theater and who was the architect? Also, in what style was it designed?

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TheALAN commented about Paramount Theatre on Mar 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Who is it? Where is it? When was it?

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TheALAN commented about Adult Art Cinema on Mar 9, 2015 at 4:14 pm

No photos of the porn cinema?

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TheALAN commented about Lawndale Theatre on Feb 24, 2015 at 7:01 pm

The Lawndale Theatre seated 1,217 when it opened in 1922. Later refitted for live theater, it was renamed the Abbey Stage Door and seating was reduced to 850. Seating had been reduced again to 500 by the time the Abbey closed in 1964. A health center for a time, the theater has been a day care since the late 1970’s.

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TheALAN commented about St. James Theatre on Feb 15, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Hello! Why is the Mayfair Theater pictured on the St. James Theatre site above? It even says Mayfair Theatre, Asbury Park, N.J.

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TheALAN commented about Broad Theatre on Feb 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

This is all the information we have for the Broad Theatre? There must be more out there!

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TheALAN commented about Parkwood Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 8:39 pm

In what style was the Parkwood Theatre designed and who were the architects? Also, when in the 1970’s was it twinned and when in 1985 did it close? Please share if you can, and thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Colonial Theatre on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:55 pm

In what style was the Colonial Theatre built and who was the architect? Also, who operated the theater when it opened? Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Franklin Theater on Jan 16, 2015 at 6:12 pm

How many seats does the Franklin Theater have, who was the architect and when did it open?

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TheALAN commented about Franklin Theater on Jan 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm

“The Franklin Theater … has cinema-style seating, a full surround sound system, acoustical treatment, a high contrast perforated screen, and a state-of-the-art high definition digital 3D projection system. The latter enables us to present new digital 3D films, giant screen favorites re-mastered in 3D, and live events with digital 3D content! And, the sound and projection systems will improve the quality of lectures and daily programming”. — Source: The Franklin Institute

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TheALAN commented about Kings Theatre on Jan 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Okay, so it took 12 years, but they got it done! To those who said it shouldn’t happen, couldn’t happen, wouldn’t happen, or didn’t happen — ?!*/%#+ … . , to you! It did happen! Welcome back King’s Theatre, and thank you to all those who made it happen!

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TheALAN commented about Adonis Cinema on Jan 11, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Maybe the absence of details is for the best!

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TheALAN commented about Liberty Theatre on Jan 10, 2015 at 7:34 pm

In what style was the Liberty designed and who was the architect? Please share . . . and thank you!

Incidentally, this neighborhood is Tacony — not Wissinoming.

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TheALAN commented about Liberty Theatre on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Since Dave removed his comment, I’ll repost my comment from June 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm. Sorry Dave, you’re a little confused! It’s EAST Columbia Avenue (today renamed EAST Cecil B. Moore Avenue).

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TheALAN commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jan 8, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Thanks Joe for responding!

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TheALAN commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm

In what style was the Alhambra Theatre designed and does amyone have photos of this theater? Please share.

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TheALAN commented about Penypak Theatre on Jan 5, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Strange thing about this Ritz Theater is that it’s in Port Richmond, New York. And there’s not a clue to what New York’s Port Richmond has to do with Philadelphia’s Port Richmond!

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TheALAN commented about HOLME (PENYPAK) THEATER on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Not actually a photo — this is an artist’s conception.

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TheALAN commented about Current Day Exterior on Jan 5, 2015 at 1:08 am

Now just a decrepit mess!

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TheALAN commented about 61st Street Drive-In on Jan 4, 2015 at 12:34 am

Thanks RG!