Jefferson Theatre

2217 N. 29th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19132

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JEFFERSON THEATER 2217-2223 N 29TH ST.

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The Jefferson Theatre was built in 1913 and designed by architect John D. Allen. The theater seated 935 and stood on 29th Street near Susquehanna Avenue. The Jefferson Theatre was remodeled in the early-1920’s, and again in 1926 when the seating capacity was increased to 1,000 by architect William H. Lee. It is possible that at this time it was taken over by Warner Bros. Circuit Management. It was equipped with a Pacent sound system around 1930, but had closed by 1931. Warner Bros. were still listed as the owners in the 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook, but it was still (Closed). Today it is home to a church.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 10:42 am

Here is the theater as seen on Google maps:
http://tinyurl.com/nshqn8

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 21, 2010 at 12:30 am

Here is a photo circa 1940s from the Irvin Glazer theater collection:
http://tinyurl.com/yz2pw5b

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