A.B.C. Theatre

3321 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Pioneer Philadelphia movie exhibitor Marcus A. Benn opened the A.B.C. Theatre in 1913. It was located in a former stable that was converted into a theater by architects Anderson & Haupt. The house was located in the University Park neighborhood, and its site is now part of a parking facility for the surrounding campuses.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

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TheALAN
TheALAN on January 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

According to PAB, the team of Anderson & Haupt consisted of Julius J. Anderson, an architect and Max Haupt, an engineer. Any other details about the A.B.C. Theatre would be most appreciated!

TheALAN
TheALAN on July 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

I thought after six months someone would have something to share, but I guess not?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 20, 2014 at 4:59 am

According to Glazer’s hardback book Philadelphia Theatres A-Z, it only operated as a theater intermittently for 5 years. That began 1914, so I wouldn’t expect anybody at this time to recall it.

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