Broadway Theatre

200 Dekalb Street,
Bridgeport, PA 19405

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The Broadway Theatre was located at Second and Dekalb Streets in Bridgeport, a small town near Norristown in the Montgomery County suburb of Philadelphia. The theater opened in 1928 and had a balcony.

A fire broke out in the theater in 1931 during a live show benefit for a local fire company! Unbelievably, town residents actually streamed into the theater and sat down, to watch the spectacle. That’s not something anybody should do in the event of a fire.

Likely during the 1930’s, the Broadway’s facade appears to have had an Art Moderne redo on its lower half. The Broadway closed in December 1951 was leased out to a textile company. Another fire occurred in 1952.

As of 2008 or earlier, the building serves as the Dugout Baseball Academy.

Contributed by Howard B. Haas

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 26, 2008 at 6:43 pm

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 707 style 108C was installed in the Broadway Theater in Bridgeport, PA on 6/8/1926. Status: Repossessed by the manufacturer. Not a typo, the year given is 1926.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 25, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Address: 200 DeKalb Street. Here is additional information about the Wurlitzer Organ.

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