69th Street Theater

700 Terminal Square,
Upper Darby, PA 19082

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The 69th Street Theater was opened in the summer of 1921. It is listed in 1943 as being operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management. Closed as a movie theatre in 1965, the last film being Tony Curtis in “The Great Race”. It was then occasionally used for boxing matches, then briefly reopened in 1981.

Contributed by George Quirk

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George Quirk
George Quirk on February 8, 2013 at 11:54 am

I couldn’t tell if they had them from the pictures I saw for sure, but I think they might be gone. I wonder since they have their main office in the building if they would allow someone to go in and take pictures to post on Cinema Treasures.

Mikeoaklandpark on February 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

That would be great. I would be curious George to know if the origianl cutains and screen still exist.

bobc316 on February 10, 2013 at 2:44 am

i have a movie program from the 69th st theatre circa 1922. and the theatre was built in 1921

bobc316 on April 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

mike, your right last movie at 69th st theatre was great race in 1965 thats when it closed!

Mikeoaklandpark on April 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Bobc316 did you know it reopened briefly in 1981?

bobc316 on April 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

not sure mike, i wasnt too familiar with 69th st i heard it was used for boxing so on

Mikeoaklandpark on April 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

It was Bobbc316 in the late 60’s early 70’s they did have boxing.

Mikeoaklandpark on April 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Please update status to open live theater.

TheALAN on January 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

The accompanying map would put the theater at 7926 West Chester Pike (@ Carol Boulevard), nine blocks from its actual location. Someone is in need of geography lessons!

The correct address is: 7000 Terminal Square — Upper Darby PA 19082-2329.

TheALAN on January 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm

On the outside, all traces of the 69th Street Theater have been removed and the building has been returned to its original appearance. On the inside, the theater remains, as the Overflow Theater. Operated by Inner-City Movement, a Christ based non-profit, the theater is a workshop designed to equip youth in evangelism and peer discipleship through theater arts. Live productions are presented. Apartments, offices and retail occupy the rest of the building.

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