Hippodrome Theatre

124 E. High Street,
Pottstown, PA 19464

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 9, 2018 at 10:52 am

This brief article from the June 28, 2015 Reading Eagle says that, yes, the Hippodrome was renamed the Towne Theatre in the 1970s, but was closed before the end of that decade. The article also says the Hippodrome had opened in December, 1914.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 8, 2018 at 8:44 pm

Was the Hippodrome Theatre later renamed to Towne Theatre by William Goldman Theatres?

jgal120
jgal120 on October 29, 2013 at 10:34 pm

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 14, 2010 at 2:57 am

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.

teecee
teecee on August 31, 2005 at 5:53 am

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