Yorktown Theatre

York Road and Church Road,
Elkins Park, PA 19027

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Located in the Elkins Park section of North Philadelphia. The Yorktown Theatre was opened in 1934. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. In 1963 this was a Stanley Warner theater, apparently booked as an art house similar to the Lane Theatre in Philadelphia. At the end of the 1960’s it was still an art house but was under different ownership and was booked day-and-date with the Bala Theatre in Bala-Cynwyd and the Castor Theatre in Philadelphia.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 10, 2005 at 3:33 am

According to Philadelphia Architects and Buildings, this theater was built in 1934. The architect was Eugene A. Stopper. There are some thumbnail photos here.

raymondgordonsears
raymondgordonsears on October 10, 2005 at 1:51 pm

Sat. May 6, 1961. This theater was playing “BUTTERFIELD 8” with shows at 6-8-10pm. It was in a block ad with the Lansdowe, Sedgwick and the Terminal.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Here is an exterior photo from the Irvin Glazer theater collection:
http://tinyurl.com/ylrjcjb

phillyexile
phillyexile on January 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I worked as an usher here in 1964-65. It was an art house place then that showed almost entirely foreign films. I wore a double-breasted uniform and showed patrons to their seats with my flashlight.

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