Rivoli Theater

South 52nd Street at Sansom Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19139

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Rivoli Theater

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The 52nd Street Theater was built in 1909 on the corner of South 52nd and Sansom Streets. The architect is listed as Jacob Nasehold. The name was changed to the Rivoli Theater in 1921. The Rivoli Theater closed around 1970.

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Powers6
Powers6 on November 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm

The thing I remember about the Rivoli was that the marquee displayed odd, home made looking wooden letters that slid into wooden tracks. By the 1960’s from the street the theater looked lost and old fashoned among the other 52nd street houses. Even the closed ones!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 8, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Not a great photo, but the Rivoli marquee can be seen on the right. Date is 1950.
http://tinyurl.com/qy8l26

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 12, 2010 at 9:07 am

Here is a photo circaa 1960s from the Irvin Glazer theater collection:
http://tinyurl.com/ylgdrtr

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