Frankford Theatre

4711-15 Frankford Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19124

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The Frankford Theatre, located on Frankford Avenue, opened in 1914, seating just under 1,600. It was designed by John D. Allen. In 1924, the firm of Hoffman & Henon were hired to modernize the theater. Further remodeling was done on the Frankford Theatre two years later by the firm of Hodgens & Hill. The theatre operated into the mid-1950’s, and was razed around 1960.

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iobdennis
iobdennis on March 16, 2006 at 12:18 pm

One of the places I used to go to every Halloween. As a kid growing up in the K&A area of Philadelphia in the late 40s, I would go there to see “Frankenstein” or “Dracula”—usually “Frankenstein” every Halloween. I remember the theater had a balcony, and the frong of the theater was right on the street, the doors were all mirrored, as I recall.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 21, 2007 at 2:45 am

Here is a photo when the Frankford was an auto repair shop:
http://tinyurl.com/358pgk

TheALAN
TheALAN on December 22, 2013 at 3:05 am

Does anyone have a photo of the Frankford’s fa├žade when it was still a theatre? Please share.

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