Clearfield Theatre

2512 E. Clearfield Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19134

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Clearfield Theatre, 2512 E. Clearfield Street

The Clearfield Theatre opened in 1920 seating 735. The theatre was remodeled in 1930 and the architecture firm for the remodel was Hodgens & Hill. The theatre closed in 1968 and has since been used as the Polish National Alliance Headquarters and is also the Port Richmond Pharmacy.

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kencmcintyre on June 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm

There is an interesting view of the theater on Google maps.

portrichmond on July 3, 2008 at 5:22 am

ken mc, do you have any other memories of the clearfield? would like to hear them, thank you.

portrichmond on July 3, 2008 at 5:25 am

some fine photos of the clearfield are on; search 2500 e. clearfield st.

teegee on January 19, 2009 at 3:13 pm

I went to the Clearfield only once as a boy. MGM was running a promotion with Quaker Oats for Forbidden Planet. They put a free child’s ticket in each box of oatmeal. My dad took me to see it at the Clearfield on a double bill with Invasion of the Body Snatchers. What ever happened to double features? I don’t remember anything about the inside of the theater, but I seem to remember that the theater’s name was in blue neon above the marquee.

kencmcintyre on May 7, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Here is a 1951 photo from

PHILLYTOM on December 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm


dedelp on September 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I saw “THE THING” on a saturday matinee, the entrance fee was .10, I had my eyes closed half the time as I sat in the front row & was scared to death.

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