Waverly Theatre

Burmont Road,
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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Waverley Theatre, Drexel Hill, PA in 1930

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The Waverly Theatre was a huge single screener, opened in October 1927 in Drexel Hill, a Delaware County suburb of Philadelphia. As of 1931, the auditorium had 1,562 seats. Philadelphia theatre architects Hoffman-Henon designed it. Stanley Warner operated it. Until the 1960’s or 1970’s, it had coal heat. The coal was in the basement, and a fan would blow the hot air around. It closed in the 1980’s. The restroom suites were lavish.

The building is used as a bar and beer distributorship.

Contributed by Mira626, Howard B. Haas

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm

This bar is in the front portion and mentions the Waverly on their website:
http://www.mcgillicuddys.net/

bobc316
bobc316 on March 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

hi has anybody been in mcgillicuddys ? is there anything from the waverly theatre or anything left

Jackt
Jackt on July 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

This was a great old BIG SCREEN theater left over from the early days. I saw many films there in the 70s!

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 20, 2012 at 7:35 am

It had a great curtain that was the same design that the 69th St theater had.

bobc316
bobc316 on December 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

on youtube theres a video and it shows the waverly theatre from 1976 pretty cool .

bobc316
bobc316 on December 17, 2015 at 8:10 am

the waverly theatre was built and completed in october 1927 originally was to be called the drexel stanley corporation of america decided waverly.

bobc316
bobc316 on December 31, 2015 at 11:25 am

i have FACEBOOK groups on the BROOKLINE WAVERLY 69TH ST THEATRES. if u have any stories, pics videos or just want to join please join thanku all.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on December 31, 2015 at 1:47 pm

What is the name of the group. I know all these theaters from my childhood

bobc316
bobc316 on January 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

mikeoaklandpark just put in search terminal waverly 69th st ardmore brookline theatres you should have no problem seeing them.

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