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TheALAN commented about #1 Drive-In on Jan 31, 2016 at 4:22 pm

If anyone can add more to these comments, please do — and thank you!

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TheALAN commented about #1 Drive-In on Jan 31, 2016 at 4:10 pm

When did the Shell Drive-In (original name) open and who was the architect? Ken McIntyre says P.J. Nichols bought the theater in 1955, renaming it #1 Drive-In. Who the hell was P.J. Nichols anyway? Ken says it closed around 1970.

The drive-in, at 409 Avenue E – U.S. Hwy. 98 @ 26th St., was demolished and is now home to an Ace Hardware.

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TheALAN commented about Holiday Art Theatre on Jan 24, 2016 at 8:36 pm

The Holiday Art Theatre has been shuttered for at least 8-½ years now. FOR RENT signs (@ $1200) still hang from its marquee, although there doesn’t seem to be any interest! Things are far from perfect in East Frankford, but they’re a 100% better since the dirty movie closed!

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TheALAN commented about SEDGWICK THEATER 7133-7141 GERMANTOWN AVE on Jan 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Now that’s a marquee!

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TheALAN commented about Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA on Jan 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Not much of a marquee, is it?

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TheALAN commented about Show Boat Drive-In on Jan 21, 2016 at 5:05 pm

This was the SHOW BOAT Drive-In, not the Showboat! Just look at the above photo. Although the drive-in was never actually demolished, mother nature is doing her part in reclaiming the land! Check out the photo section of this site.

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TheALAN commented about Show Boat Drive-In on Jan 21, 2016 at 4:54 pm

As can be seen here, the Show Boat Drive-In is slowly being reclaimed by nature. The Melody Cruise Drive-In continues to survive.

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TheALAN commented about Show Boat Drive-In on Jan 21, 2016 at 4:25 pm

This is what remains of the Show Boat marquee.

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TheALAN commented about Show Boat Drive-In on Jan 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm

This was the entrance to the Show Boat Drive-In, before nature decided to reclaim the land.

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TheALAN commented about Dietrich Theater on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Not much here about the Dietrich Theater. Who are these people anyway, TC? I guess they’re the concerned citizens? All we need now is the rest of the story!

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TheALAN commented about Dietrich Theater on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Thank you Joe, but I guess we lost this page — “404! That page cannot be found.”

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TheALAN commented about Jefferson Theatre on Jan 14, 2016 at 7:48 pm

Except for the absence of its marquee and box office, the exterior of the theatre remains intact! Original Buildings on each side of the theatre have been demolished.

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TheALAN commented about 29th Street Palace Theater on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

Waiting two years for a photo of this theater. I guess no one can help?

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TheALAN commented about Lincoln Drive-In on Jan 10, 2016 at 11:06 am

The Lincoln Drive-In Theatre was located at 2407 Lincoln Hwy., Trevose, PA. Today, it is part of The Neshaminy Interplex Business Center. In fact, the entrance to the Interplex is approximately where the entrance was for the drive-in. 2707 Roosevelt Blvd./Lincoln Hwy. would put the drive-in somewhere in Roosevelt Memorial Park — a cemetery. Sorry calcync, I think you fell asleep. The “Night of the Living Dead” ended!

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TheALAN commented about Blue Balcony Cinema on Jan 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

If only sci-fi television writer Rod Serling (1924-1975) — “The Twilight Zone” — was still with us! We can only imagine what he could do with this one.

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TheALAN commented about Dade Theatre on Jan 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Ref: Joe Vogel’s comment on April 3, 2015

Thanks for your search Joe! Sorry it took so long for my response.

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TheALAN commented about Movie Tavern Exton on Jan 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

In what style was this theatre designed and who was the architect?

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TheALAN commented about Logan Theatre on Dec 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

In his overview, Jeff says Dr. Williamson aquired the Logan Theatre in the late-2000’s. Since this is only 2015, it appears this should be the late-1900’s — or early 2000’s.

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TheALAN commented about Kings Cinema on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Come on Al, you really beleive these people had no idea of the risks involved in having that kind of sex in these kind of places? This is the 21st-century! And let’s not excuse the theatre or club for this behavior. They know exactly what kind of joints they’re opetating! It’s time get out and look around.

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TheALAN commented about Black Horse Pike Marquis sign on Dec 17, 2015 at 11:43 am

They went home one day and never returned. Sad!

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TheALAN commented about 5 Drive-In on Dec 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Premier Theatres says the Allen family aquired the 5 Drive-In Theatre in 1960. Chad Irish, in the overview, says the drive-in opened in 1964. Who is correct?

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TheALAN commented about Gwynn Theatre on Dec 5, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Would anyone know who the architect was for the Gwynn? Please share, and thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Paramount late `40's. Photo courtesy of Lincoln Land Facebook page. on Sep 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm

By the 1940’s, the venue was called Reade’s Paramount Theatre.

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TheALAN commented about St. James Theatre on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:10 am

Just a clarification on Gary Crawford’s comment (April 17, 2008 at 11:23 am) that the theatre was originally named the Rosenberg Theatre. Again, it never was! It opened as the (Reade) St. James Theatre in 1917 and retaind that name, or a variation, until its demolition in 1974. Please, let’s check the accuracy of our comments. Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about St. James Theatre on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Confusing? The Mayfair Theatre is in the top center. The St. James Theatre is to the right of the Mayfair Theatre, next to the ferris wheel.