Locust Street Theatre

1411 Locust Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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rivest266
rivest266 on May 25, 2014 at 12:29 am

March 20th, 1927 grand opening ad in photo section.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on May 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Here’s a few tidbits from the late 1930s from Box Office online:
11 April 1936 Box Office reported that Columbia had a trade showing of movie “Theodora Goes Wild” at the Fox-Locust.

10 April 1937 Box Office reported that the film “Two Wise Girls”, Republic’s newest feature, will open after “The Good Earth” closes.

12 Nov 1938 Box Office reported the theater was relighted recently after being completely redecorated including with carpets, sound equipment, interior decorating, seats

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 13, 2008 at 7:44 pm

After the Locust Street Theatre closed, DiLullo Centro was the 1st Italian restaurant in the space. Chef owner Joseph DiLullo died in 1994 of a heart attack at age 45. His widow Claire married in 1997 the restaurant’s manager, Antonio (Toto) Schiavone. In 2000, the restaurant was renamed Toto. 2003 photo of Toto on the marquee,
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The current restaurant Estia opened in 2005.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 13, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Exterior photo of Locust Street marquee currently showing Greek restaurant Estia on marquee:
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Previously, an Italian restaurant was in the space and on the marquee.

Historic Exterior and interior photos here, but do not try to enlarge them without a subscription:
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For 1954 photo of exterior showing Locust and Broad Street views, type Locust Street Theater in here: http://diamond.temple.edu:81/search/