Broad Theatre

24 W. Broad Street,
Souderton, PA 18964

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DavidZornig on September 28, 2018 at 3:53 pm

Facebook link with 127 photos of the interior in 2011. Disregard the term “demolition” in the album’s title.

DavidZornig on September 28, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Sold last May, intended to be two screen with seating for 125 in each. May 2019 reopening target date. Details in below article link.

mmr626 on July 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Loved seeing the Broad Theatre as it was. Am glad it is being renovated, and am hoping they keep some of its “history” intact. The movie that’s showing on the marquee on the link is from the 1980’s. Remember seeing it. :) Thanks for the link! Just went to The Grand in East Greenville last weekend. Always reminds me of the Broad Theater. It had the same designer and builder – Souderton, PA architect Jerome S. Landes – and was built just 2 years after the Broad Theater. So glad some of these old single-movie theaters are still being renovated.

HenrySchmidt on June 23, 2012 at 11:25 am

The link shows the Broad Theatre as it appeared in the late ‘40s-early '50s. I have in my possession a video copy of a 16mm b/w movie of a Lehigh Valley Transit “Liberty Bell” interurban trolley car passing in front of the theater. This film could not date later than Sept. 1951, when the line was discontinued. Unfortunately, the quality of the print doesn’t permit me to read the movie title on the marquee, or I could more precisely date it.

experiment626 on August 18, 2010 at 10:51 am

Any update on the restoration? I’m from Souderton and am so happy to hear the funds were found for the Broad Theatre.

kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm

I didn’t know they wrote laws now. Are they overturning the fair use doctrine?

I don’t mean to be sarcastic, but other people besides you have raised the copyright issue without any clue as to how the law protects limited reproduction, as long as the intent is not to profit off of the likeness. There’s a lot of case law on this. Even if the likeness holder were to take some sort of action, like an injunction, they would probably lose as they would not be able to prove damages. So whether the likeness holder agrees or disagrees, legally it doesn’t make any difference.It’s very unlikely that the holder of the image would take any action unless there was a clearcut attempt to profit from the likeness.

kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm

No difference. Additionally, even if the photos are copyrighted, the fair use doctrine allows their reproduction for non-profit, educational purposes. If you have some case law that overrules this, let me know.

kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm

So all the posts with thumbnails should be removed, since none of those images were posted with permission.

kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 8:17 am

Here is a larger version of the photo posted on 2/2/07:

raymondgordonsears on January 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm

The theater is being remolded. Theater has a new marquee and ext. of the building has been repainter with new exit doors. Unknown what’s going on inside.

GOC on February 1, 2007 at 8:51 am

According to

Suburban Equities II bought this theater and the East Greenville PA from the foreclosing bank in May 2004. They sold the Eastgreenville one to Grand-Valley Holdings in Aug 2004 and that theater is once again open. Maybe the owner of the Grand can tell you how to contact them.

GOC on February 1, 2007 at 8:21 am

Nice c&p from Souderton-Telford Main Streets. You should really give references/credits to where they are due.

On who owns the theater, it is Suburban Equities II according to

raymondgordonsears on February 1, 2007 at 5:26 am

Last I heard the NEW owner is remodeling the entire building and is trying to find someone to operate the theatre. rs

mikechopragant on February 1, 2007 at 2:04 am

Does anybody have any information about who owns this theatre and how they can be contacted?

hondo59 on September 16, 2006 at 3:34 am

Either the heat is not too good or they don’t like putting it on. I thought my family and I were going to have frost bite when we saw the new Pink Panther movie last winter.
As mentioned above, it’s a landmark that needs attention – now.
Souderton is a beautiful town.

raymondgordonsears on September 16, 2006 at 1:21 am

The paint marks on the side is where they were testing the different colors. Rumors have it the people the own and run the Grand Theater may have bought it. That would be great but just a rumor. rg

SteveSumner on September 15, 2006 at 8:18 pm

Theatre is closed. ‘40s marquee is gone along with all adornment on the front of the place. Some hideous paintmarks are on the side of the place. No idea of what is happening. The place was in a slow and painful decline the past 20 or so years.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 27, 2006 at 4:26 am

Listed in Film Daily Yearbook’s in the 1940’s as having a seating capacity of 700 (650 in the 1950 edition).

raymondgordonsears on August 27, 2006 at 4:03 am

Yesterday I drove by this theatre and the marquee is gone. The theatre is still open BUT it looks like some one is putting MONEY into the place. This is a great little theatre and nice to see that it is turning around. If any one knows what is going on or who is running the theatre let us know.. rg

raymondgordonsears on April 1, 2005 at 4:15 pm

This poor theatre needs some TLC> Its going down hill FAST> Just check out the front(it says please fix me up). It features first run attractions. Please spend some money on this theatre. rg