Century Theater

West Erie Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19140

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The Century Theater

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The Century Theater was located on Erie Avenue. I remember as a child seeeing the sign “Healthfully Air Conditioned”. It was like a freezer in there!

I remember seeing “The Music Man” there as a child. The building is still standing. The marquee is still there. It is now a drug store.

Contributed by Coasterbear

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atmos
atmos on May 2, 2007 at 7:29 am

Opened in 1914 and closed 1983.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 2, 2007 at 2:06 pm

Film Daily Year Books give no specific building number on Erie Avenue, but say that the theatre was at the intersection with Marshall Street.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 9:01 pm

The 1981 motion picture almanac lists the Hirsh Amusement Co. as operators of the Century, Spruce and Art theaters in Philadelphia. Hirsh’s main office was in the Century Theater building, 6th & Erie, Philadelphia.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

If the theater is at Erie & Marshall it would be in the 600 block of E. Erie. The map view looks right at that address:
http://tinyurl.com/yfmygb7

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm

So it should be laundromat instead of drug store.

wralston
wralston on February 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

When i was yong after the show was over we would clean the theater and the manager would give us a free pass for next week and they sold fresh soft pretzels

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