Regal Theatre

5413 Oxford Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19124

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TheALAN
TheALAN on May 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm

The Regal Theatre was designed by architect and builder Charles S. Dingleman and opened in 1935 as a neighborhood motion picture and vaudeville theatre. When it closed in 1968, it became the Regal Ballroom. It still boasts its thirty foot ceiling and much of its architectural detail.

There is no connection between this Regal Theatre and today’s Regal Cinemas or the Regal Entertainment Group (REG). The Regal chain was not established until 1989.

If anyone knows in what architectural style the Regal Theatre was designed, please share. Thanks!

WilliamWhite
WilliamWhite on December 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

The Regal was our first movie house we could walk to! Wow! As a kid, each Saturday matinee I came home with a blinding headache! Mother said “I’d ruin my eyes”. Really, it was a zillion kids soaking up all the oxygen as they cheered Hop Along Cassidy and the cartoons! Billy White of Lardner Street.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 21, 2009 at 3:15 am

The current occupant is a catering hall. There are some interior photos on their site.
http://www.grasshopperscatering.com/about.html