Northeastern Theater

6031-39 Torresdale Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19135

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Northeastern Theater

This neighborhood theater in north Philadelphia with 950 seats opened in 1923 and closed in 1958.

Contributed by Richard J. Petsche

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kencmcintyre on January 6, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Here is an undated photo. It looks like the theater was an auto repair shop at one time:

TheALAN on May 28, 2014 at 5:01 am

Thanks guys for establishing that it had been an auto repair shop. With that out of the way, does anyone have anything to share about those years that it was actually a movie theater? That would be different!

voschoen on April 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm

My Dad Joe (91) and his brother Bill were regulars to this theater when they were little boys. They grew up on Van Kirk Street and could walk to it on a Saturday afternoon. They would buy pretzels outside from a vendor — five for a nickle and spread with mustard. The movies then cost ten cents which covered a full afternoon of entertainment — cartoons, ongoing serial and the main feature. The theater was nicknamed the “Flee Bite” by Dad and his brother and friends.

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