6113 Penn Avenue,
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Reportedly it was one of the two seediest theaters among the seven in East Liberty in the 1940’s. It was the first of the seven to close, giving up in 1947 even before the TV era began.
The original structure may still exist because it’s in the middle of a commercial block. For several years up into the early-1980’s, the site was a Thom McAnn shoe store. The theater was known as the Alhambra Theater until at least 1929. It was the Harris-Family Theater from 1932-47 and was a late neighborhood run double-feature house, narrow and drab by reputation.
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