Commodore Theatre

4228 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 20, 2010 at 10:50 pm

It looks like the theater was a church in 1964, from this Temple U. photo:
http://tinyurl.com/yhft7ru

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

Why isn’t the photo link pointing to the phillyhistory.org website?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 8, 2009 at 9:33 am

Here is a 1952 photo from phillyhistory.org:
http://tinyurl.com/o6flq4

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on March 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm

3 June 1950 Box Office stated that Gloria Swanson would be hostess at a “Sunset Boulevard” screening at Commodore Theatre on June 19.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 19, 2008 at 12:12 pm

I posted that two months ago. Too bad you didn’t see it sooner.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 19, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I remember that building very well from my college days. I used to live at 44th and Walnut, so I would walk by that old barn every day. The marquee on the roof was kind of a giveaway. Funny to see pictures of that neighborhood after 25 years.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm

The Wurlitzer organ was an opus 1916 style 1903M. The console is being used in a church. More information is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 24, 2008 at 9:40 am

The building is home to the Masjid Al-Jamia mosque. The building was purchased in 1973 and converted into the mosque according to this article.