Belmont Theatre

25 N. 52nd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19139

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Belmont Theatre, Philadelphia PA in 1920

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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.

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tpembleton on July 3, 2005 at 1:05 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 on January 11, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Here is an expanded version of one of the 2005 thumbnails from the PAB site. The photo is from the Irvin Glazer collection:

kencmcintyre on August 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Here is another photo from the same source:

finkysteet on September 27, 2009 at 9:56 pm

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 on April 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm

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

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