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TheALAN commented about Franklin Theater on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:12 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 8:03 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 8:01 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 12, 2015 at 4:46 am

Maybe the absence of details is for the best!

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TheALAN commented about Liberty Theatre on Jan 11, 2015 at 12:34 am

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 10, 2015 at 2:55 am

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 11:45 pm

Thanks Joe for responding!

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TheALAN commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:37 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 6, 2015 at 12:20 am

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 5:46 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 6:08 am

Now just a decrepit mess!

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TheALAN commented about 61st Street Drive-In on Jan 4, 2015 at 5:34 am

Thanks RG!

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TheALAN commented about 29th Street Palace Theater on Jan 4, 2015 at 5:11 am

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?

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TheALAN commented about 941 Theater on Jan 4, 2015 at 4:02 am

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.

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TheALAN commented about Benn Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 11:20 pm

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. … … … … … … … … … . . 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

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TheALAN commented about A.B.C. Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Thank you Howard for your insight!

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TheALAN commented about 61st Street Drive-In on Dec 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

It’s now nine months later and I would like to ask again — how many damn cars did the 61st Street Drive-In hold?

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TheALAN commented about Benner Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm

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.

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TheALAN commented about May 15th, 1963 grand opening ad on Dec 26, 2014 at 2:53 am

Again, rivest266 with http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%2023 … A total waste of time, energy, and space!

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TheALAN commented about AMC Orleans 8 on Dec 26, 2014 at 1:58 am

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!

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TheALAN commented about Tyson Theater on Dec 25, 2014 at 10:04 pm

This property is again available for SALE or LEASE. Does anyone know what the interior looks like since those discount furniture stores moved on? I’m sure they had no interest in preservation! And without a doubt they sold the murals.

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TheALAN commented about Lehigh Theatre on Dec 24, 2014 at 3:24 am

When did the the Lehigh close? Shoeshoe14 says 1955. Richwy150 says he was 5 years old when it closed, but doesn’t say when he was 5. And PHILLYTOM says he went to the Lehigh Theatre — although he wasn’t even born until after 1955. Please — someone solve this mystery!

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TheALAN commented about Lehigh Theatre on Dec 23, 2014 at 3:28 am

Yes, the Lehigh Theatre was a smaller theater than the Cambria Theatre — 480 vs. 850.

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TheALAN commented about Sunshine Cinema on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Landmark Theatres rescue of The Sunshine — after a 50-year hiatus — gives hope that some of our historic theaters may survive after all. Unfortunately, in the restoration of this theater’s facade, Landmark chose not to replicate the theater’s historic marquee. Instead, block letters illuminated in neon were used. Not quite restoration!

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TheALAN commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 15, 2014 at 1:11 am

I guess the good folks in Eureka Springs don’t get out much because it seems the old movie house closed one day and no one seemed to notice!