5542 Baltimore Avenue,
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Architects: Harvey Childs Hodgens
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- Sep 7, 2013 — Ambassador through the years
The Ambassador Theatre opened September 25, 1921 with “No Woman Knows” and “Love and Donuts”. Organist John A. Queen opened the theatre organ. The theatre was designed by Philadelphia architect Harvey Childs Hodgens with a seating capacity of 1,000. It was considered one of the elite West Philadelphia neighborhood theatres. It featured a ten-foot high building width electric sign above the theatre mounted to the roof that was removed in 1956. The Ambassador Theatre closed in early-1958.
It became a skating rink, and in 2011 the building was in use as a print works.
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