1525 Atlantic Avenue,
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The Hollywood Theatre was located on Atlantic Avenue, next to the smaller Colonial Theatre (later renamed the Center Theatre).
The Hollywood Theatre opened in 1936, as a last run theatre, owned by Harry Waxman, and was designed by Philadelphia architect David Supowitz. The old Aldine Theatre was gutted to the walls, for the remodel. The marquee and vertical were both huge, and brilliantly lit with neon. A 1936 photograph shows the marquee advertizing ‘Stage Presentation Revue’ and ‘De Luxe Stage Shows’ and ‘Pops and Louie’, ‘The Danwills’, Hickey Bros', Al Verdi & Co' and then on three lines ‘Mary Astor’ in “Lady From Nowhere” with ‘Charles Quigley’. Inside there were murals depicting Arabian Nights.
The Hollywood Theatre closed in 1977, the weeks after Memorial Day weekend with “King Kong” as its last feature. It has since been demolished.
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