Jumbo Theatre

Girard Avenue and Front Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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10 May 2011

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This was a very well known movie house in it’s day, probably just by it’s location alone (and my mother remembers it well): It was located at the busy intersection of Front Street and Girard Avenue. The El train stopped there, and also the Route 15 trolley-which is now back in service. Up until a couple of years ago, it was an electrical supply house, with the back warehouse still possessing some of the original plaster work that surrounded the screen.

Contributed by Bob Murphy

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RickB
RickB on September 24, 2008 at 1:14 pm

The potential reopening—as a bar/restaurant and music venue—is running into community opposition over parking and rowdiness concerns. Philadelphia Inquirer story here.

MPol
MPol on October 1, 2008 at 1:20 am

Even though I don’t reside in Philadelphia, that building looks like it’s got lots of potential for some neat stuff. If I were a resident of the community, I’d say have a go at it, if one gets the drift.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Iget your drift Mpol.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on April 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Photos of original decor un-veiled, BUT now being gutted
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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm

1916 photo at Phila. City Archives: http://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/Detail.aspx?assetId=41589

Rob Bender’s photos this year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rgb/sets/72157626699154144/

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 10, 2012 at 6:33 am

An additional set of photos taken by Michael Enio Reali is here.

Hahn
Hahn on October 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm

56 years ago my brother, sister and I went to the Jumbo Movie Theatre every Saturday and Sunday. My father also went there as a kid.

coach49
coach49 on February 28, 2014 at 2:36 am

I miss the 4
kent,jumbo,astor ,girard

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