1122 11th Street,
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Located on 11th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue. This originally opened as the Orpheum Theatre on March 9, 1908. Previously the site had held Louis Plack’s Theatre and the Lyric Theatre which had both burnt down in quick succession. The Orpheum Theatre was operated by Wilmer & Vincent Corp. and presented Keith vaudeville. It became the Embassy Theatre on September 12, 1927 when Billie Dove in “The Stolen Bride” was the first movie to be screened there. It became the Penn Theatre from October 17, 1933 presenting vaudeville and later going over to burlesque. Movies were then added into the programming..
The Penn Theatre was closed on September 30, 1942. It was demolished in August/September 1951.
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