Alhambra Theatre

1628 E. Passyunk Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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The Alhambra Theatre was opened in 1910. By 1941, it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It was closed in 1961, and has since been demolished to become a parking lot.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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TheALAN
TheALAN on January 8, 2015 at 10:37 am

In what style was the Alhambra Theatre designed and does amyone have photos of this theater? Please share.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm

This article from the South Philly Review says that the Alhambra Theatre was converted into a roller skating rink in 1952. The building was sold to the city in 1963 and demolished to make way for a parking lot. During its last few years the Alhambra served as a boxing arena, and a more recent arena called the New Alhambra was named for it.

There are a couple of exterior photos of the Alhambra in the Irving R. Glazer Theater Collection at the Philadelphia Athenaeum. Thumbnails of them can be seen on this page at Philadelphia Architects and Buildings, but only subscribers to the site will be able to open the full-sized versions.

TheALAN
TheALAN on January 8, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Thanks Joe for responding!

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