Model Theatre

425 South Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Model Theatre

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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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 21, 2007 at 8:24 pm

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 894 style “F” special was installed in the Model Theater on 9/2/1924.

kencmcintyre
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:
http://tinyurl.com/29vxqp

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 2, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Love Letters was released in August of 1945.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 14, 2009 at 8:18 am

Here is a view of South Street circa 1920s:
http://tinyurl.com/nj7wv2

kencmcintyre
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.
http://www.barefeetshoes.com/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm

In Google we trust!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 9, 2010 at 7:20 am

Here is a better view of the 1945 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/yf4r2ky

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