Theatre 7000

7000 Market Street,
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.

In 2014 it was operating as Theatre 7000 presenting live theatre events with a religious theme.

Contributed by George Quirk

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bobc316
bobc316 on February 9, 2013 at 11:44 pm

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

bobc316
bobc316 on April 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

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

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Bobc316 did you know it reopened briefly in 1981?

bobc316
bobc316 on April 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Please update status to open live theater.

TheALAN
TheALAN on January 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

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
TheALAN on January 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

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.

George Quirk
George Quirk on August 23, 2014 at 8:10 am

Looks like the Theatre is now know as Theatre 7000, still operated by icmovement.org. Here are links to videos of the concept and renovation of the theatre. There are some good views of the interior.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emtz7lzqfbc&index=27&list=PL5orFzm46ydR6wFPWf2kFqps1dEymJE1R

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD4mSZeBi5I&index=28&list=PL5orFzm46ydR6wFPWf2kFqps1dEymJE1R

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRoscyewCiI&index=29&list=PL5orFzm46ydR6wFPWf2kFqps1dEymJE1R

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 23, 2014 at 10:37 am

I love it. This theater is part of my childhood. Amen to this organization for renovating this theater and make it alive again.

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