Avon Theatre

2217 South Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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The Avon Theatre opened in 1924 seating 617. It was located on South Street at 23rd Street. The architectual firm was listed as Tunis and Genther. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The theatre closed in 1956. Since closing it has been used for various retail stores including a Food Fair Supermarket and recently a South Square supermarket.

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Jayfar
Jayfar on February 10, 2006 at 3:01 pm

Not demolished, it’s a supermarket since about 1950. Once a Food Fair, now the South Square Market.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 11, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Here is an expanded version of the PAB photo posted above, specifically from the Irvin Glazer collection:
http://tinyurl.com/26kzh4

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 12, 2008 at 6:15 am

Over 21 with Irene Dunne and Charles Coburn was released in August of 1945.

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