Doris Theatre

1321 S. 49th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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The Doris 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. Today, the site is occupied by row apartments.

Contributed by Elizabeth Kane

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 12, 2006 at 2:16 pm

The Philadelphia Architects and Buildings site shows a Doris theater, aka Yocum theater, aka Lincoln theater. Address is slightly different, 1321 S 49TH ST. Same theater as this one? Here is the link to their website.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 14, 2006 at 12:32 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
mtkane209 on June 17, 2006 at 4:08 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
kencmcintyre on January 30, 2010 at 4:19 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:
http://tinyurl.com/ydcaya2

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