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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.
Hello! Why is the Mayfair Theater pictured on the St. James Theatre site above? It even says Mayfair Theatre, Asbury Park, N.J.
This is all the information we have for the Broad Theatre? There must be more out there!
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!
In what style was the Colonial Theatre built and who was the architect? Also, who operated the theater when it opened? Thanks!
How many seats does the Franklin Theater have, who was the architect and when did it open?
“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
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!
Maybe the absence of details is for the best!
In what style was the Liberty designed and who was the architect? Please share . . . and thank you!
Incidentally, this neighborhood is Tacony — not Wissinoming.
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).
Thanks Joe for responding!
In what style was the Alhambra Theatre designed and does amyone have photos of this theater? Please share.
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!
Not actually a photo — this is an artist’s conception.
Now just a decrepit mess!
It’s been a year since I asked if anyone had a photo of the 29th Street Palace Theater. I’m sure someone has access to one. Please share?
How did the nonprofit produce the Backseat Film Festival for six years if they opened in 2008 and closed in 2011? The arithmetic says three years or four years at best.
Friel on March 28, 2004 at 10:35 pm
A notable fact concerning one of Benn’s neighbors. W C Field was born in a house next to the Benn Theatre.
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The above comment is incorrect. The following contains the correct information:
“William Claude Dukenfield was born Jan. 29, 1880 in Darby, Pennsylvania, just across the Philadelphia city line.”
Source — W. C. Fields © 1999 – 2006 John F. Crowley
Thank you Howard for your insight!
It’s now nine months later and I would like to ask again — how many damn cars did the 61st Street Drive-In hold?
The street address given for the Benner, 6056 Castor Avenue, is incorrect! During the Benner days, 6056 was an Oriental business, part of the three attached stores (6056, 6058 & 6060 Castor Ave.) on the end of the block that are connected to the former theater. The correct address for the Benner Theatre is 6052-54 Castor Avenue.
Again, rivest266 with http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%2023 … A total waste of time, energy, and space!
Who is rivest266 and what is Tiny grand opening ad … ? Just more time, energy, and space wasted. But to everyone else, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!