4910 N. Broad Street,
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The Rockland Theater, a close neighbor to the Logan Theater in North Philadelphia. A.F. Schenck was listed as the original architect. The theater was opened in Spring of 1915 and by 1931 it was operated by Hunt’s Theaters Inc. It was demolished in 1970. I remember going here in the mid-1960’s till about 1967 or 1968 along with going to the Logan Theater. It wasn’t as big as the Logan Theater and seemed to be an older theater than the Logan Theater. But looking back I think the Logan Theater maybe tried to be more “kid friendly” even though that wasn’t a term back then. We would go to the Rockland Theater or to either one for that fact depending on who had the newer movie or who had the movie we had not seen.
Unfortunately, we had to “flee” the neighborhood back in the summer of 1969. I was only nine years old at the time. We did however, manage to take a lot of great memories from our beloved Logan neighborhood and going to the Rockland Theater certainly was one of them along with the Logan Theater. Sadly, both theaters met the same fate. Being in the wrong neighborhood at the wrong time!
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