Elite Theatre

2716 W. Girard Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Elite Theatre

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Opened as the Girard Palace in 1920. It was later called the Royal Palace and finally the Elite Theatre. The architect was Leroy Rothschild. The Elite Theatre seated 611. It closed in 1945 and was used for storage. It has since been demolished.

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TheALAN on July 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm

On the PAB site, under images, one image does exist although the quality is poor. If someone has a better photo, it would be appreciated if they would share! Also, in what style was the theater designed and in what year was the building demolished?

TheALAN on July 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm

The full address is 2714-18 W. Girard Avenue (19120). Leroy Berman Rothschild, BSA, AIA (1886-1935) of Philadelphia was the architect. The theater was renovated in 1926 with a Wurlitzer theater organ opus 1462 style “D” installed on September 28th. A one-story building (Luxx Nail Spa llo) now stands at 2714 W. Girard Ave. 2716-18 is surface parking.

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