Model Theatre

425 South Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Model Theatre

The Model Theatre opened originally about 1911, on South Street. The theatre, seating 778, was rebuilt in 1930 by architect William H. Lee in an Art Deco style. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Model Theatre closed in 1958.

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kencmcintyre on January 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm

It looks like a shoe store is at that address now. I was on South Street not too long ago, but I was unaware of the former theater at this location. Too bad. Anyway, here is a 1945 photo:

kencmcintyre on June 14, 2009 at 8:18 am

Here is a view of South Street circa 1920s:

kencmcintyre on June 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm

This is the website for the current occupant. It does appear to be the same building as seen on the January 2008 photo. Function should be retail.

kencmcintyre on January 9, 2010 at 7:20 am

Here is a better view of the 1945 photo:

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