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If anyone can add more to these comments, please do — and thank you!
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.
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!
Now that’s a marquee!
Not much of a marquee, is it?
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.
As can be seen here, the Show Boat Drive-In is slowly being reclaimed by nature. The Melody Cruise Drive-In continues to survive.
This is what remains of the Show Boat marquee.
This was the entrance to the Show Boat Drive-In, before nature decided to reclaim the land.
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!
Thank you Joe, but I guess we lost this page — “404! That page cannot be found.”
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.
Waiting two years for a photo of this theater. I guess no one can help?
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!
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.
Ref: Joe Vogel’s comment on April 3, 2015
Thanks for your search Joe! Sorry it took so long for my response.
In what style was this theatre designed and who was the architect?
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.
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.
They went home one day and never returned. Sad!
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?
Would anyone know who the architect was for the Gwynn? Please share, and thanks!
By the 1940’s, the venue was called Reade’s Paramount Theatre.
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!
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.