Avon Theatre

2217 South Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Kieren on July 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

I’m not sure this was the same address as the grocery store, which is still there. A 1949 photo at 23rd and South looking west seems to show the grocery store there, with the “B” sign, after the theater: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/zoom/41431. A google maps search of 2217 South hits on the tree-covered property between the CR Ettinger studio and the South Square grocery. https://www.google.com/maps/place/2217+South+St,+Philadelphia,+PA+19146/Shea’s Performing Arts Center.9453546,-75.1791652,3a,75y,350h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTCGtyFFBHlH8ZrW6hbOmhQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c6c640b83c2ff1:0x70ab072834d72f55!8m2!3d39.9455195!4d-75.179239

TheALAN on April 18, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Well it’s been a year and no one has any additional information on this theater?

TheALAN on April 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

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 11, 2008 at 10:01 pm

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

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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