Erlanger Theatre

21st Street and Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19013

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pnelson on October 27, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Philly sounds like Seattle in that most of the elaborate theatres from the past are gone. At least there are 4 or 5 left now in Seattle. Check out the 5th Avenue and Paramount. Wow!

rivest266 on May 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm

listed on October 23rd, 1927 as an ligitimate theatre

not an grand opening ad.

andyp on February 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I saw Bette Midler back in 1974 or 1975 with her “Clams on a Half Shell” Show. A nice place for stage shows.

kencmcintyre on June 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

The part about the illegal sign was mentioned on some other 1938 photos. It apparently had something to do with the projection of the marquee over the street past some statutory limit.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 22, 2009 at 11:17 am

Chuck; here is the full address of the 1938 photo;
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The source home page of the photos is:
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All work ok with me, so if you are having a problem opening them, it could be a settings issue on your firewall or as LM stated above, your service provider.

HowardBHaas on January 13, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Photos here View link but you need a subscription to make them larger.

Type Erlanger for exterior photos of protesters upset a Communist rally was being held inside the theater, and a view of the auditorium facing the balcony.

Type Erlanger View link
for more exterior photos.