27 Lee Avenue,
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This theatre was at the corner of Lee Avenue and Roebling Street and was originally the site of a former church which became the 1,600-seat Lee Avenue Academy of Music which opened in October 1882. It was briefly named the Phoebus Theatre in May 1895. On September 3, 1900 it became Payton’s Lee Avenue Theatre, screening movies by 1914. It was closed and demolished in 1918.
On the site opened the Roebling Theatre on June 13, 1919 with Harold Lloyd in “Daddy Long Legs”. It built for and operated by the Meyer & Schneider chain. All 1,200 seats were on a single floor. It was renamed Wilson Theatre in 1937 and was already closed in 1945.
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