Bellevue Theatre

2212 N. Front Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm

A description of the Bellevue Theatre and a 1916 photo of the entrance appear in this post from The PhillyHistory Blog. A sign above the entrance boasts of the Bellevue’s “Wonderful Echo Organ.”

TheALAN on January 18, 2014 at 7:29 am

The facade of the Bellevue Theatre had a wide two story high arch with a vaulted barreled ceiling. The box office was located under this arched area. A verticle sign read BELLEVUE and rose above the surrounding buildings. ‘Showing The Best Photo Plays’, ‘Matinee Daily’ and ‘The House Of The Wonderful Echo Organ’ were advertised from a sign above the roof line. The theater had seating for 830 and was built in 1915. In 1923 the Bellevue received a new floor and a new sign. After closing as a theater the archway was enclosed and the space became a Quaker City Motor Parts store. Today the fa├žade has been completely stuccoed over with a single flush door in the center. There is not a clue to what is inside! If anyone knows, please share who the architect was and in what style the Bellevue Theatre was designed. Also, when did it close?

vor52 on August 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm

That entrance still exists

kencmcintyre on January 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Google hadn’t made it to this neighborhood when I added the theater. You can’t see any of the decorative features in the first photo:

kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 8:06 am

Here is a photo from the Irvin Glazer theater collection: