Allegheny Theatre

3139-3149 Frankford Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19134

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Allegheny Theatre

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The Allegheny Theatre opened in 1912 and was originally designed by the firm of Magaziner & Potter. It was remodeled in 1926 by the firm of Hoffman & Henon. The theatre was part of Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. by 1941. The theatre, which stood on Frankford Avenue, lasted until 1956 and has since been torn down.

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spectrum
spectrum on October 14, 2007 at 12:32 pm

AFY Yearbook lists this as 2,858 in 1936. Numbers above should be changed. The other Allegheny theatre did not go by that name in 1936.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 2, 2007 at 3:54 pm

In the 1941 Philadelphia yellow pages, the Allegheny Theater was listed at 3141 Frankford Avenue.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 9, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Here is an architectural sketch from the PAB site:
http://tinyurl.com/ysqrhw

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 26, 2008 at 10:47 am

From Boxoffice magazine, January 1938:

PHILADELPHIA-Six Philadelphia motion picture theaters have added vaudeville to their programs with indications that other houses in this area will follow suit, in an attempt to pep up the slump in business.

Those that have already inauagurated the “flesh show” policy are the following Warner houses:
Allegheny, Kensington; Alhambra, South Philadelphia; Franklin Theater, Frankfort; Kent Theater, Kensington and Oxford Theater, Fox Chase. The other house putting on stage shows is the Colonial Theater, South Philadelphia, managed by Charles Bitterfield.

One theater-the North Philadelphia Nixon-Grand-has discontinued stage shows and added instead six game nights in addition to double features. Harry Slatko, manager, is featuring the biggest giveaway attraction in the city-$2,500 each week-with a ten and fifteen cent admission.

TheALAN
TheALAN on December 21, 2013 at 9:14 pm

A dollar store (Family Dollar) and a furniture warehouse now share the site.

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