Leo Theater

North 18th Street at Ridge Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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The Leo Theater opened in 1908. It was a small silent-era theater that closed in 1927.

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AnnePosel
AnnePosel on August 1, 2005 at 1:51 pm

The Leo which closed in 1927 was the first theater owned by Leo Posel (although he did not build it nor was he the first owner). His son Ramon Posel built the “new” Leo in the Northeast in 1964 and named it in honor of his father and that first family theater. In addition to the NE Leo, Ramon Posel also built the Bucks Mall Colonial and the Premiere Twin that Budcoboy71 mentions as among the first theaters acquired (from Posel) in the Philadelphia area. At the time of his death on June 23, 2005, Ramon Posel owned four theaters: The Ritz 5, the Ritz East, the Ritz at the Bourse (all in Philadelphia) and the Rizt 16 (in Voorhees, NJ. He built all of these except the Ritz East.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on August 23, 2005 at 1:02 pm

Here is a link to the Ramon Posel built Premiere Theatre, later closed by AMC Theatres

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