Adelphi Theatre

1453 N. 52nd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Adelphi Theatre

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The Adelphi Theatre (not to be confused with the older legitimate house of the same name on Broad Street) opened in 1922. The theater was located on N. 52nd Street near Media Street and seated nearly 500. After the theater closed in 1965, it became home to a church.

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tpembleton
tpembleton on June 25, 2005 at 9:55 pm

This particular theater became a hall that catered events in the late 70’s. Also, south of this theater is a West Philadelphia land mark The Capital theater.

At this point in time, the capital is still being used as a retail space.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 2, 2007 at 3:44 pm

I think the address should be 1453 N. 52nd Street.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 2, 2007 at 3:52 pm

The number streets run north and south, while the name streets run east and west. This excepts Broad Street, which would actually be 14th Street. Also please note that if you ask someone to take you to East Philly, they will dump you in the Delaware River.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 27, 2007 at 5:54 pm

Here is a photo from the mid seventies:
http://tinyurl.com/253vnt

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 5:28 am

Here is a better view of the 12/27/07 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/mldynd

jwheckert
jwheckert on November 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Here is a link to a video shot in the Church that now resides in the theater.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYJuBSVSnjk&feature=related

TheALAN
TheALAN on January 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm

After the theater closed, it became a hall for banquets and weddings — called ADELPHI. The photo referenced by kencmcintyre shows that it was still a banquet hall on 12/27/2007 and that the vertical ADELPHI sign still towered above the marquee. Only later could it have become a church.

And the address is 1453-1457 NORTH 52nd Street.

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