Bellevue Theatre

2212 N. Front Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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TheALAN
TheALAN on January 18, 2014 at 10:29 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
vor52 on August 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

That entrance still exists

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 28, 2011 at 10:17 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:
http://tinyurl.com/4qkkc2s

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 11:06 am

Here is a photo from the Irvin Glazer theater collection:
http://tinyurl.com/mpbydl