Hippodrome Theater

124 E. High Street,
Pottstown, PA 19464

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I remember movie patrons lined up around the block for many of the Disney movies. The theater was huge with a balcony.

The Hippodrome Theatre was operating in the 1910’s. At some time it was given a Streamline Moderne style makeover and remained open until at least 1971.

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teecee
teecee on August 31, 2005 at 2:53 am

A Moller organ, opus 3058, was installed in this theater in 1921.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm

The Arcadia Press book “Around Pottstown” (Google Books preview here) has a photo of the Hippodrome dating from ca.1917, though I think it might be a bit earlier. There’s a horse and carriage on the street, but no cars. The book also has a ca.1949 photo of the Hipp, which by then sported a moderne front.

Flickr user Liatris displays this colorized version of the ca.1917 picture. Adjacent in the photostream is a cropped close-up of the theater entrance.

jgal120
jgal120 on October 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

The Hippodrome was still open in 1971 because I took the kids I babysat there year to see a movie

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