Avon Theatre

2217 South Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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TheALAN on April 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

The Avon Theatre was a two story building located at 2217-2219 South Street. Today, that address is not recognized by the U.S Post Office and it appears that the theater was demolished. The South Square Thriftway is a one story building at 2221 South Street. It is unclear what this building, or buildings were. Additional information is needed.

TheALAN on April 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

In the overview, Chuck says the Avon closed in 1956. Jayfar comments that it’s been a supermarket since about 1950 and PAB says it was converted to a supermarket c. 1950. Does anyone know, for a fact, when the Avon Theatre closed and when it was converted to a Food Fair supermarket?

kencmcintyre on January 12, 2008 at 1:01 am

Here is an expanded version of the PAB photo posted above, specifically from the Irvin Glazer collection:

Jayfar on February 10, 2006 at 6:01 pm

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

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