Sherwood Theatre

54th Street at Baltimore Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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Sherwood Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

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The Sherwood Theatre, located on 54th Street at Baltimore Avenue, originally opened in 1913. In 1938, architect David Supowitz remodeled the theater in Art Moderne style. The Sherwood Theatre closed in 1951, and has since been demolished.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 2, 2005 at 3:08 pm

A Moller organ Opus 2244 Size 2/11 was installed in the Sherwood Theater in 1916 at a cost of $3500.00.

ralphf
ralphf on October 4, 2008 at 6:43 am

The Sherwood didn’t close in 1951. I’m certain I attended movies there in the late ‘50s or early '60s. Sometime after that it closed and was torn down. What was remarkable after it was gone was how small the lot was — a little triangle of land that once hosted movie magic.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on May 3, 2009 at 4:13 pm

11 July 1953 Box Office says then it shuttered.

ralphf
ralphf on May 31, 2010 at 6:43 am

Someone got it wrong. It absolutely was open for about a decade after that supposed closing date. I attended movies there, and I couldn’t have if it had closed in 1953.
It and the Ambassador, a few blocks away on Baltimore Avenue, were the neighborhood movie palaces.

Alan_Kohn_235
Alan_Kohn_235 on June 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm

My family went to the Sherwood through 1959. We lived at 5331 Baltimore Avenue.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Modernization pictured in this 1940 trade report: Boxoffice

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