Lehigh Theatre

2516 W. Lehigh Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19132

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shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on May 30, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Opened in 1912, closed in 1955.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 30, 2007 at 4:23 pm

Built in 1912. Original architect was Godfrey J. Reich.

richwyl50
richwyl50 on August 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Though it closed when I was 5 years old, I remember going there. It seemed to be a smaller operation than the Cambria Theater a few blocks away. I remember there was an old usher who sold candy from a table set up in the back of the theater.

Anyone remember the old Woolworth’s in the same block with wooden floors?

PHILLYTOM
PHILLYTOM on December 9, 2011 at 10:13 am

THIS PLACE COULDN’T HAVE CLOSED DOPWN IN 1955 AS THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT SAIDS AS I WENT HERE AND I WAS NOT EVEN BORN THEN!WHICH IS TO CLARIFY, IT MUST HAVE STOPPED SHOWING FILMS AROUND 1965. I RECALL GOING IN HERE ONCE OR TWICE AND IT WAS USUALLY STANDING ROOM ONLY SO MOST KIDS STARTED TO GO UP TO THE CAMBRIA THEATER. BOTH OF THEM USUALLY SHOWED OLD HERCULES OR MONSTER FILMS.BY STANDING ROOM, I GUESS THEY DID NOT HAVE THAT MANY SEATS, SO I RECALL STANDING IN THE SNACK AREA.I ALSO REMEMBER HAVING TO CLIMB UP AROUNT TWO BROAD STEPS TO GET TO THE CASHIER WINDOW.

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