Stanley Theatre

326-328 Edgmont Avenue,
Chester, PA 19013-4418

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Stanley Theater Chester, PA

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Built in 1917 as the Edgmont Theater. Transfered to the Stanley Company in 1924 and renamed Stanley Theatre. Demolished in 1959.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 26, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Riot in September 1954:

A closed television circuit carrying the Rocky Marciano-Ezzard Charles heavyweight championship fight blacked out because of technical difficulties in several cities Friday night and in some cases theater managers were forced to make refunds. Theatre Television Network, Inc. carried the fight to 70 theaters in 50 cities.

At Chester. Pa., some 3,000 patrons of the Stanley Theatre were on the verge of rioting, police said, when the TV screen blacked out in the second round and the telecast was not resumed. Some irate patrons began to tear up seats. Forty policemen were rushed to the scene and the crowd was herded to the outside where they
milled around until theatre manager J.M. Feldhun promised refunds of $3.60 to ticket stub holders.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Here is a November 1929 ad from the Chester Times:
http://tinyurl.com/y8hv3rw

rivest266
rivest266 on October 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Grand opening ad and picture uploaded.

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