9 North Broadway,
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The Senate, which opened around late 1925 or early 1926, was located on Broadway at Chestnut Street. It was noted for its very small balcony and the smell of Pine-Sol from the cleaning of the theater each day. The Senate had some beautiful murals along the walls of the auditorium.
For many years, until its closing in October 1964, it played second run double bills and western movies when they were available. At the end of its run as a theater it was a haven for the homeless that would pay their 75 cents to either have a place to get out of the cold for a few hours or the air conditioning during the summer.
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