Waverly Theatre

Burmont Road,
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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Waverly Theatre

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The Waverly Theatre was a huge single screener, built in the 1920’s or earlier 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 9:06 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 10:57 pm

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

Jackt
Jackt on July 20, 2012 at 2:24 am

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 3:35 pm

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

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