Auditorium Theatre

215 N. 8th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Located in the Chinatown district of Philadelephia. The Auditorium Theatre was opened as a movie theatre in 1909. By 1941, it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

The Auditorium Theatre was closed in 1967, and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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RickB
RickB on December 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm

The Auditorium may be partially visible at the far left of this picture. I think I can see “TOR” on a sign or marquee; “IUM” could be blocked by the traffic light. It’s the correct block and the correct side of the street. The main subject of the picture is a theater called the New Garden, which doesn’t seem to be listed here yet.

TheALAN
TheALAN on June 7, 2014 at 10:30 am

A block from Franklin Square, this theater was also known as Lubin’s Auditorium. Built in 1909, it was expanded in 1915 to include 219-221 N. 8th Street. The theater closed in 1967 and was demolished that year to make way for the Metropolitan Hospital. (The hospital has since been converted into the Metro Club, a 129 unit condominium development).

How many did the Auditorium seat when it closed? Also, who were the architects (1909 & 1915) and in what style was the theater designed? If anyone has the answers, thanks!

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