Galard Theater

3226 Germantown Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19140

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The Galard Theater was built in 1920 and was originally called the Carman Theater. This theater closed around 1929.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 9, 2009 at 11:52 am

This is a 1961 photo. The marquee of the adjacent Carman Theater is on the right. The building is still being used as a skating rink.
http://tinyurl.com/r59wwn

Brad Smith
Brad Smith on December 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I believe this 1961 photograph from the same set of photographs at PhillyHistory.com that ken mc used is actually the site of the Carman Theater: http://tinyurl.com/y9gyf53

This Google Earth photo shows the site now filled with what looks like junk cars: http://tinyurl.com/y9j6ddl

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 31, 2012 at 6:24 pm

The photo currently displayed at the top of this page depicts not the Galard Theatre, but the Carman Theatre, across the street. If Irving Glazer, author of Philadelphia Theatres, A-Z, is correct (and I see no reason to doubt him), the house that became the Galard also opened as the Carman, not the Carmen. The new Carman Theatre built across the street in 1928 was its replacement, and occasioned the name change to Galard Theatre. There never was a Carmen Theatre in Philadelphia, though more than a few periodicals over the years used the erroneous spelling when referring to the Carman.

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