1224 Point Breeze Avenue,
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Opened in 1912 as the New Dixie Theater, it was redone in 1930 in an Art Deco style. Between 1939-1950’s, I attended this theater for Saturday movies, two cartoons, short subjects and the coming attractions (I almost forgot the serials). Pretzels and candy were sold in the back of the theater on Saturdays. I remember on some Saturdays there was also live entertainment done by “hopefuls” of my era.
I was told by my older cousin that he hated to take me to the cowboy shows because whenever someone was “shot”, I cried, so you can imagine how many tears I shed during the B-movies.
The Dixie Theater was located on Point Breeze Avenue between Federal Street and Wharton Street in South Philladelphia. It was closed in 1953.
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