Logan Theatre

4732 N. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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TheALAN
TheALAN on June 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Getting tired of these naysayers! Guys like raymondgordonsears and rastakurt offer nothing positive. Looking at the roofline, I see several surveillance cameras have been installed. Another large dumpster is in the parking lot. And the curtains from the Copa Room at the Sands in Atlantic City were purchased for the theater. And a new roof is in place.

fatboy1
fatboy1 on October 10, 2013 at 4:00 am

Yes, also when the logan showed movies they used the old type carbon burning tip to show the movies via the old projectors. the film use to come in big metal boxes and taken from theatre to theatre. Now the didgital film is out the cameras will have to be updated. in carlisle we have one drive in opened with the older type of projector carbon. it is harder to get those movies most movies r didgital the drive in has taken up a collection from the audience per in the snack bar area if they do not get enough money to replace those old fashioned cameras they would have to close and we do not want that to happen. the donations have been coming in nicely to help with getting the new projectors. Now this is carlisle, pa.

fatboy1
fatboy1 on October 10, 2013 at 3:44 am

So many ex loganites will invade that thetre when it opens again. they do not care about the neighborhood they just want to see old memories re lived. i remember Harry, was the doorman, barney cohen was the mgr at the time, they had a asst mgr but i forget his name. we had a deal worked out the ushers and ticket takers from the logan could come to the rockland and broad theatre and get in for free and we could go to the logan and get in free. most of my young life was spent in those three movies and i never paid. my dad was a handyman for the rockland and broad repairing things, done it cheaper than a registered plumber and the mgrs really appreciated it. He also worked at the Ellis corp other theatres doing repair work.. let me and others know when the theatre opens do not care what the ticket costs. we loganites want to come in droves to get a little bit of history and memories back. thanks for letting us know.

Porcelain Doll
Porcelain Doll on October 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Yes, the Dr is doing this in memory of his late wife. A lot has been done, but a lot is still to be done. The original seats are still there, he is working on getting them refurbished and most of the work done is restoration work.

I know this because I’ve been helping out the Dr with his efforts and have been keeping a close eye on it to make sure no more damage happens.

fatboy1
fatboy1 on October 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

As of 10/09/13 the logan theatre is being re done over. a dr. is doing it for his wife. their has been new roof, new wiring, new dry wall, new seating put in plus other stuff. u can not see anything from the outside but the inside is getting worked on from what i saw posted the other day. it wants to go back to it’s original conditional.

Porcelain Doll
Porcelain Doll on September 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

For those who are interested in the restoration work being done, please check out this link http://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheLogan

An official website is in the making.

phillymovieguy
phillymovieguy on June 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

I used to live a few blocks from The Logan Theater back in the 1940s. I wrote a little story about my Saturday Matinee experiences with a photo of what the Logan looked like in the old days. Here’s a link to the story: http://bit.ly/f56x18

raymondgordonsears
raymondgordonsears on February 28, 2011 at 5:22 am

This place will never open. I pass it every week with NO activity. Its almost a year now. Whats up. rg

shadowsandrust
shadowsandrust on December 13, 2010 at 9:45 am

At least they are maintaining this place to some degree. The pics in the link above at Abandonedbutnotforgotten were taken by a friend of mine who just happened to pass by one day when the place was open and being worked on. They let him come in to shoot the place. I saw a door open and a person hosing down the lot outside but could not stop that day. I hope to get inside one day before anything happens to the place.

flipper503
flipper503 on March 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I wonder how much they would want for the movie theatre. i need to drive by. i grew up in logan in the 50’s and 60’s spent alot of time there both in the logan, rockland, and broad movies.

teegee
teegee on September 24, 2009 at 11:58 am

As far as the closing date for the Logan, I believe it was 1972. I lived not far away on Olney Avenue from 1972-1975 and would sometimes walk to the Logan. The last show I saw there was a double bill of Hammer thrillers, ‘Vampire Circus’ and ‘Twins of Evil’. That was on a Sunday night and the theater was closed on Monday. IMDB lists the release date for both films as 1972. After the Logan closed the only other theaters I could walk to were the Esquire and the Lane. Like the Logan those buildings are still standing, but have not been cinemas for decades.

raymondgordonsears
raymondgordonsears on February 2, 2009 at 1:29 am

It doesn’t show on the outside. Once in a while you see a stain glass window open on the front. I’ve driven around the block to check activity. Have your source inside take some pictures. Lets see some updated photos. rg

WISE
WISE on February 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm

MR HOLLYWOOD AND DOCTOR OWEN IS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB INSIDE THAT MAY NOT BE APPAERENT TO THE PUBLIC. THE THEATER WILL OPEN SOON, I HAVE INSIDE SOUCE. ROME WASN’T BUILD IN ONE DAY. THE UPTOWN WAS GIVEN 1 MILLION DOLLARS AND IS STILL NOT OPEN YET. YOU MUST BE PATIENT GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS.

raymondgordonsears
raymondgordonsears on February 1, 2009 at 2:59 am

This theater will never open. I drive by this theater almost every day and NOT a sign of work. It’s sad to see falling apart. rg

WISE
WISE on February 1, 2009 at 1:03 am

I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE THEATRE OPEN, HOLLYWOOD IS WONDERFUL. HE IS GOING TO DO WONDERS WITH IT!

savetheqv
savetheqv on March 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm

View link

Lots of photos of the theater.

raymondgordonsears
raymondgordonsears on December 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Drove by the theater today and what ever work that was taking place can not be scence on the outside. The large dumpster that was next to the building is gone. The last I heard the roof needed repairs and with winter here look out. I don’t think this gem will make it, sad to say. rg

rastakurt
rastakurt on November 16, 2007 at 11:16 am

This theatre will never open. The owner is a fraud who hasn’t paid taxes since 1999!

View link

What a dead beat!

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 24, 2007 at 5:57 am

In May, 1973, RKO Stanley Warner sold the Logan Theatre for $350,000 to the Deliverance Evangelistic Church, according to a newspaper report at the time. The church had previously been based in the former Tioga Theatre at 3540 North 17th Street. I don’t think that the Tioga is listed at Cinema Treasures, but the 1944 FDYB gives a seating capacity of 1,000. I guess that the Tioga became too small for the church’s needs.

raymondgordonsears
raymondgordonsears on July 2, 2007 at 11:04 am

I’ve been past several times and I see nothing going on. rg

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 27, 2007 at 12:49 pm

Never mind. I found it in Monday’s Daily News at Dan Gross' column-
Logan Theater to live again

Entertainment promoter Jimmy “Hollywood” Brooks and Dr. Owen Williams are fixing up the old Logan Theater (4732 N. Broad) and hope to reopen it as a live-music venue called Claretildaville as early as November, Brooks says. The property, which was built in 1924, later became a church. Brooks and Williams acquired the spot two years ago and have purchased the old curtains from the Copa Room at the recently shuttered Sands in Atlantic City. The venue is named after Williams' late wife, Claretilda.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 27, 2007 at 12:46 pm

Could you please advise when & where this article? Today’s Daily News? I can’t find it online. Does it say who is going to operate it> Thank you.

yvgtspike
yvgtspike on June 27, 2007 at 11:57 am

Based on an article in the Daily News, the Logan was bought and is being restore. Should reopen as a live music venue. But the can’t do the Boyd!

raymondgordonsears
raymondgordonsears on March 21, 2007 at 11:52 am

Looking for photos of this theater. Contact rg at

raymondgordonsears
raymondgordonsears on September 21, 2006 at 8:10 am

ALERT: I passed by the theatre today and workers were repairing the old marquee. Could not stop to ask what might be going on but if repair work is going something must be up. rg