Keystone Theatre

1026 W. Lehigh Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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Keystone Theatre

The Keystone Theatre opened October 23, 1911. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Keystone Theatre was closed closed in 1959.

It has since been demolished and the site is in use as a parking lot.

Contributed by Dave Litterer

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RickB on January 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm

This photo, dated May 5, 1959, shows the Keystone just before demolition.

rivest266 on October 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

The October 22nd, 1911 grand opening ad can be found in the photo section. It opened on the 23rd.

Adabritt on March 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

This was the theatre that we went as kids. When they were tearing it down, my sister and I were walking home from school and there was a worker named Johnny from the Cleveland Wrecking Co. who let us walk the theatre and take what we wanted. I took the old dial up phone that was in one of the offices. I was only 12 at the time. I took two placards that said 10 cents and a penny tax to get in. What I didn’t know until I looked on this site that on opening day of this theatre my grandmother performed there. She is billed as “Cotter & Boulden”. What a wonderful surprise. My grandmother Ada Boulden played the banjo and her second husband played the piano. I never knew her. I still have the telephone. It sits on my bookcase.

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