Harrowgate Theatre

3421 Kensington Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19134

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Harrowgate Theatre

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The Harrowgate Theatre opened in 1923 with a seating capacity of 1,013. The theatre was located on Kensington Avenue at E. Russell Street. The Harrowgate Theatre closed sometime in 1954. According to the Philadelphia tax records, the mason-front building is still standing but in sub-par condition.

In 2011, the building was in use as a banquet hall.

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TheALAN on January 26, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The marquee is gone now and the lower half of the fa├žade has been stuccoed over but the building still exists as banquet hall. The accompanying map is incorrect as it puts the theater in Harrowgate Park — between E. Tioga St. & E. Schiller St. The theater — at 3419-3423 Kensington Avenue — is between E. Schiller St. & E. Russell St.

TheALAN on June 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Does anyone know who the architect was and in what style the Harrowgate was designed?

Also, a discrepancy exists between the year the Harrowgate opened (1923) and the year the Moller organ was installed (1920). Perhaps the theater was built around the organ?

pnelson on June 28, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Wide marquee and traditional art deco doors are dramatic. Would be nice to see interior pics.

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