Belmont Theatre

25 N. 52nd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Belmont Theatre, Philadelphia PA in 1920

Viewing: Photo | Street View

This 1,000-seat movie house originally opened in 1914, located at 52nd Street and Filbert Street. It closed in 1970. Today, there is a laundromat at the address.

Contributed by Bryan

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

tpembleton
tpembleton on July 3, 2005 at 9:05 am

A little information about this building. I grew up around the corner from this theater, and I my memories as a child was of the building being closed, and in poor shape. In fact the building was next to a restaurnat called Horn & Hardart. Sometime between 1970, and 1975 both buildings were raised. The spot that housed the Horn & Hardart became a fast food chain, and the Belmont location became just an empty parking lot.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 12, 2008 at 6:11 am

Here is an expanded version of one of the 2005 thumbnails from the PAB site. The photo is from the Irvin Glazer collection:
http://tinyurl.com/2as29g

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 8, 2009 at 6:06 am

Here is another photo from the same source:
http://tinyurl.com/lh3tmy

finkysteet
finkysteet on September 28, 2009 at 5:56 am

I grew up not far from here and recall the theater being used as some sort of ‘70s disco/club, and it was definitely next to H&H. When the Market-Frankford El was being renovated in '06, the bus stop was temporarily relocated directly in front of where the Belmont stood. There are new(?) stores on that spot now.

TheALAN
TheALAN on April 5, 2014 at 5:43 am

The Belmont Theatre building was demolished. Today, other retail buildings have replaced the theater building.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater