News Theatre

1230 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA

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William H. Lee designed this small, 400-seat Streamline Moderne newsreel theater in 1937. It was located on Market Street near 12th Street (not far from the Gallery at Market Street East). The theater closed in the early 70s.

Further information on the News Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Bryan

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RickB
RickB on November 12, 2004 at 9:42 am

Like its Market Street neighbors the Palace and the Family aka Apollo, the News played out its last years as an all-night grind house showing B movies and eventually adult features. It had a very narrow frontage on Market Street, with the name “NEWS” spelled out vertically in tile above the entrance. Demolished along with the Palace and several other structures to make way for the 1234 Market office building.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 12, 2006 at 2:49 pm

Although the image has been reversed, you can see the News in this 1941 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/evbkr

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 15, 2007 at 6:41 pm

Rendering from 9-15-1937 The Exhibitor here:
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