Palm Theatre

1868 Frankford Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Built in 1887 as a drama/vaudeville theatre with seating for 1,902, the Palm Theatre was on the corner of Frankford Street and Norris Street.

It was remodeled in 1919 by architect Reuben Beard. It may have been operated by the Handle & Rovner chain around 1930 and seems to have shown movies until about 1950. After closure it became a used furniture store. Demolished in 1969 and replaced by a car wash.

Contributed by RickB

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 1, 2010 at 4:27 am

Here is a demolition photo in May 1969, from Temple U:
http://tinyurl.com/yg89r5f

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 3, 2010 at 5:00 am

Here is an exterior photo shortly before the demolition:
http://tinyurl.com/yz4lz6d

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