Imperial Theater

219 S. 60th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19139

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Imperial Theatre, Philadelphia PA in 1922

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The Imperial Theater opened in 1914. By 1920, it was operated by Warner Brothers, who continued into the late-1940’s, when seating capacity was listed as 1,500. The Imperial Theater was closed in 1954.

The building still stands but does not appear to be in use.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on January 8, 2010 at 9:10 am

Here is a photo circa 1945 from the Irvin Glazer theater collection. Looking at the map photo there is a sign on the front of the building, but I can’t make out what it says. Perhaps the building is for sale.

TLSLOEWS on May 31, 2010 at 10:59 am

Nice vintage shot of this IMPERIAL theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Not as pretty as the IMPERIAL in Augusta.

TLSLOEWS on May 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Very true Mike,Happy birthday “Uncle Clint”.

spectrum on December 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm

All boarded up now, looks rather shabby. Interesting – the entrance is on one street, goes back and wraps to the right a little before connecting to the auditorium which is around the corner on another street. The buildings along the corner have been demolished so you can see the lobby wrapping around to the auditorium.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Thanks spectrum for the comment.

RickB on April 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Hidden City Philadelphia includes a picture of the Imperial in a story on redevelopment along 60th Street.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on April 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm

The interior of the Imperial has been stripped to the bare walls.

robboehm on May 3, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Picture referred to above uploaded.

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