Venice Theatre

1727 Snyder Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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Opened as the Becker Theatre in 1919 with a seating capacity of 499. Later became the Bloomberg Theatre and finally another remodel with seating increased to 700 it became the Venice Theatre. It closed as motion picture theatre in 1952. In 1975 it was acquired by Venice Plaza Inc. and converted to a hall.

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kencmcintyre on June 21, 2008 at 6:04 pm

They may have removed some of the detail from the front after the theater closed. It’s just a plain box with a marquee in front.

kencmcintyre on June 21, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Check out the Google map.

jflundy on January 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

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The Venice Plaza marquee 1956 with trolley masking lower part.

TheALAN on October 3, 2014 at 7:47 am

Today, the marquee is gone and plywood covers much of the facade. Most of its doors and windows have been bricked up and and its current use, except for haphazard storage, is vague at best!

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