Greenway Theatre

5124 Greenway Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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The Greenway Theatre was the place to go on a Saturday afternoon. They had the “chapters”, which always ended with cliffhangers.

Contributed by Elizabeth Kane

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I believe this theatre was most likely in the building that is now the Grace Tabernacle Christian Church, currently using the address 5122 Greenway Avenue. It is probably also the unnamed theater mentioned in the September 16, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World:

“PHILADELPHIA, PA.—John C. Conner has taken title to the one-story brick moving picture theater at 5124-26-28 Greenway avenue. The building is situated on a lot 52 by 140 feet and is assessed at $15,000.”
The current building looks deeper than 140 feet, though, so the theater might have been rebuilt sometime after 1916, but it’s more likely that it was just expanded.

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