Doris Theatre

1321 S. 49th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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Doris Theatre

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The Doris Theatre was a typical neighborhood movie house. I recall going there in the 1940’s and the 1950’s and during those years it was segregated.

Contributed by Elizabeth Kane

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kencmcintyre on June 14, 2006 at 3:32 pm

LM, I think you’re right. The odds would be against two similar-names theaters a block and a half apart. The blocks in the urban areas of Philadelphia are for the most part narrow as it was all rowhouses. Subsequently, the two addresses wouldn’t be too far apart.

mtkane209 on June 17, 2006 at 7:08 pm

The address most likely is correct. I lived in the 1200 block South and the movie was a block from where I lived, so I concur with the address now noted.

kencmcintyre on January 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Boxoffice noted in June 1952 that the theater building at 49th & Yocum was being auctioned off. It’s the second paragraph of the Philadelphia items:

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