Comments from TheALAN

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TheALAN commented about Becker Theater on Oct 2, 2014 at 5:28 am

Was this theater on S. 20th Street or Mifflin Street? No one knows? I guess not!

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TheALAN commented about Strand Theatre on Sep 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

A discrepancy exists on what the seating capacity was for the Strand. PAB says the theater seated 1,679 while Cinema Treasures says 1,641. This could have resulted during the 1916 alterations. If anyone has an answer, please share, and thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Strand Theatre on Sep 29, 2014 at 10:17 am

This Strand Theatre, on the corner of Germantown Avenue and W. Venango Street was designed by Philadelphia architect Carl P. Berger, AIA (1873-1947) and opened in 1914 — not 1917. Alterations were made to the theater in 1916 by William H. Hoffman ( ? -1925) of the Philadelphia architectural firm of Hoffman & Co. It was redecorated in 1924. The Strand Theatre was demolished in 1971 after a devasting fire. The site is now a PPA Municipal Parking Lot and a location for Enterprise CarShare.

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TheALAN commented about Pine Drive-In on Sep 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Yeh, Yeh! So much for the condiments Steve. Where are the hamburgers and hot dogs?

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TheALAN commented about Dunbar Theatre, Philadelphia PA in 1920 - Broad and Lombard Streets on Sep 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Charmaine — Why is the Dunbar Theatre posted on the Lincoln Theatre site? There is a Dunbar Theatre site!

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TheALAN commented about Drumpy Theater on Sep 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

The Drumpy Theater should be listed as demolished. Except for Temple’s Carnell Hall on the N.E. Corner of Broad & Montgomery, this entire corner has been redeveloped.

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TheALAN commented about Drumpy Theater on Sep 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

Does anyone know what corner it was on at least? Any other info? Anything at all? I guess not!

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TheALAN commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Sep 27, 2014 at 6:18 am

In 1953, Harry Sley, president of the Sley System, a parking lot operator, aquired the Aldine Theatre with plans to convert it into a parking garage. After neighborhood opposition, plans were changed and well known theater architect William Harold Lee, AIA (1884-1974) was hired to remodel the theater. It reopened as the Viking Theatre in 1954. (The Viking closed in 1963 and remained shuttered until 1967 when it reopened as the Cinema 19).

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TheALAN commented about AMC Palace on Sep 25, 2014 at 5:50 am

The street level of the theater was Above the center window and above BOYDS, the facade still proclaims 1812-1814 CHESTNUT ST. ARCADE.

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TheALAN commented about Castor Theatre on Sep 24, 2014 at 4:46 am

The Castor Theatre opened in 1936 and was designed in the Streamline Moderne/Art Deco Style by Thalheimer & Weitz, (Clarence Stern Thalheimer, AIA (1898-1984) & David Daniel Weitz, BS, AIA (1895-1976)), an architectural and engineering firm in Philadelphia. Thalheimer & Weitz also designed the Devon Theatre (c.1946) in Mayfair and Suburban Station (c.1930) in Center City. The theater was constructed by the Golder Construction Co. and included two adjoining retail stores, one on each side. The theater closed in 1989. Today, the marquee remains and reads: CASTOR 99c & UP GROCERY STORE. The adjoining stores (6629 & 6633 Castor Ave.) are now part of the grocery store.

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TheALAN commented about Castor Theatre on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:40 am

The Benner Theatre (6054-56 Castor Ave.) had 600 seats vs. Castor’s 446.

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TheALAN commented about Cedar Theatre on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:28 pm

The theater was demolished and the site is now home to a K Donut/Cedar Laundromat. Cinema Treasures lists it as closed in the overview. That should be changed to demolished.

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TheALAN commented about Cedar Theatre on Sep 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm

… I would say — around 1960 — mostly — can’t say for sure — I think — wasn’t open very long — little theatre — not far from — think it was on the other side — would say somewhere like… A lot of vague information! I think it would be nice if information was verified before it is posted!

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TheALAN commented about Cinemagic 3 at Penn on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Sorry Howard, but PAB comments that the GCC Walnut Mall 1-2-3 had a seating capacity of 400 each.

Does anyone know who the architect of this theaer was and in what style it was designed? Also, was the opening year 1975? If anyone can answer, please share. Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17 on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

In what style was this theater designed? Where is the marquee?

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TheALAN commented about Bainbridge Theatre on Sep 13, 2014 at 5:25 am

Who was the Mosholu Theatre’s architect and in what style was the theater designed? Also, when was the name changed to the Bainbridge Theatre and when did it close? Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Right wall towards proscenium (original) on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm

This photo was taken on January 1, 4501? Wow, I must have missed a few years!

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TheALAN commented about Park Theatre on Sep 10, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Another abundance of information. Doesn’t anyone have information for the Park Theatre? Pathetic!

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TheALAN commented about Barclay Square II on Sep 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Thanks Movieguy for a full 16-year history of the movies that were shown at the Barclay Square Twin! Now we’re all set for Jeopardy if the opportunity ever presents itself.

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TheALAN commented about Bluebird Theatre on Sep 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Since Cinema Treasures does not have a page for the Owl Theatre, I am posting my comment here in response to Joe Vogel’s posting.

A vacant parking lot now occupies 2300-2302 Grays Ferry Ave. The USPS recognizes this as 2300-2302 S. 23rd St. since Grays Ferry Ave. turns into S. 23rd St. at this point. But this would definitely be 2300-2302 Grays Ferry Ave. since the adjoining property is 2304 Grays Ferry Ave.

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TheALAN commented about Alden Theater on Aug 30, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Thank’s to RJR for sharing! I don’t know why Walt placed the demolition of the Alden in the 1980’s.

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TheALAN commented about Alden Theater on Aug 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Walt Price says the Alden Theater was demolished in the 1980’s. That covers an entire decade. Does anyone know the exact year? Also, who was the architect of the Alden Theater? Please share, and thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Cine Capitol on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:41 am

What does this photo have to do with The Alden Theater?

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TheALAN commented about From newspaper clipping (1954) on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:38 am

This photo was taken on December 26, 2012? I doubt it!

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TheALAN commented about Music from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" on Aug 22, 2014 at 8:18 pm

But this beat gos on and on. I guess we’re going see the whole record collection? Hint. Only handle records by the edges to prevent finger prints.