Forepaugh's Theater

253 N. 8th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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RickB on February 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

A July 17. 1960 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the building’s demolition said that the theater showed movies until about 1955, then was converted to retail use.

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rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Forepaugh’s Theatre is listed under Philadelphia in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. The Mgr. was Mrs. John A. Forepaugh. Ticket prices ranged from 10 cents to 50 cents. The seating: Orchestra, 550; Balcony: 500; Gallery: 1,400; total: 2,450. There were also 400 standing spaces on the orchestra floor. The theater had both gas and electric illumination. The proscenium opening was 29.5 feet wide X 32 feet high; the stage was 24 feet deep, and there were 7 members of the house orchestra. The auditorium was on the ground floor.

kencmcintyre on February 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Here are two photos from the Temple digital library: