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
TheALAN on January 26, 2014 at 11:20 am

Can anyone share who the architect was and in what style the Harrowgate was designed? From the exterior, the Harrowgate Theater (1923) and the Oxford Theater (1928) have some strong similarities. Any pics of the interior?

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?

TheALAN
TheALAN on January 26, 2014 at 12:43 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.

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