Great Northern Theatre
3639 N. Broad Street,
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The Great Northern Theatre was one of Philadelphia’s early neighborhood houses. Located on Broad Street, just south of Erie Avenue, was opened in 1913. In 1916 it was remodeled and expanded to plans by Philadelphia architects Henon & Boyle. At some point, an Austin organ was installed (Opus 636.)
Vintage photos show that the Great Northern Theatre was still in operation in the late-1930s. It’s possible that at some later time the entrance was moved to Germantown Avenue, as the building extended through the block. The seating capacity was given as 1,050 in the early-1940’s.
The Great Northern Theatre was still listed as operating in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook. It was closed in 1953.
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