Howard Theatre

2614 N. Front Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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The Howard Theatre opened in 1925 with a seating capacity of 900. The theatre closed in 1953 and was later demolished. According to the Philadelphia tax records the site today is an apartment complex.

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RickB on December 20, 2005 at 1:40 am

In 1963 this theater was operating with an adults-only policy and advertising as the “Howard Follies.”

georgemariner on October 31, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I grew up 3 blocks from this theater and I don’t remember this ever being an adult theater.It was purchased in the mid 60’s by a private buyer and turned into an old style movie theater showing films like Godzilla 1954 an old western serials.This didn’t last long and within a few years became a Baptist church then eventually an apartment complex.

TheALAN on January 18, 2014 at 10:20 am

After it was demolished, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) redeveloped the site as part of a new community of affordable housing.

hawk451 on July 25, 2014 at 9:12 am

Used to see 3-D movies there. Must have been a good projectionist as I don’t remember anyone getting headaches from the movies.

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