Bromley Theatre

5810 Old York Road,
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Unfavorite 3 people favorited this theater

Bromley Theatre

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Designed by the firm of Thalheimer & Weitz, the 952-seat Bromley Theatre opened on April 20, 1935 and stands at Old York Road near Broad Street. The Art Moderne style Bromley Theatre featured a tall pylon-like vertical sign partly flush against and party atop of a circular, gear-like base, and a rather simple boxy marquee. The Bromley Theatre closed in 1958.

In recent years, the building was used by medical offies, and then by bingo. By late-2008 bingo had closed, and in 2009 Precious Baby Learning Academy had opened. After the conversion to a daycare center, marble and chrome surrounding where the facade’s poster cases used to be, was again exposed to public view.

Contributed by Bryan, Howard B. Haas

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

HowardBHaas on February 20, 2006 at 12:13 am

Yes, the building survives. You can see the exterior of the auditorium from outside.

HowardBHaas on November 30, 2006 at 8:23 pm

I think it was a medical center for awhile. Now, it is a Bingo hall, and the marquee says bingo. I went inside, but the ceilings had been lowered, so there was very little to see of interest.

kencmcintyre on January 15, 2008 at 5:33 am

Here is an expanded view of Chuck’s thumbnail of 4/2/05, from the PAB site. The photo is from the Irvin Glazer collection:

raymondgordonsears on January 15, 2008 at 1:39 pm

The building is empty once again and for rent. A BINGO business was the last to operate out of the theater. rg

kencmcintyre on June 22, 2008 at 2:50 am

Here is a 5/23/52 photo from the same source as the one on 1/14/08. The photo was mistakenly placed on the Byrd Theater page.

kencmcintyre on December 14, 2008 at 2:26 am

You can still see the Bingo sign on Google. Status should be closed.

Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine, February 1955:

Harold Eskin is not going to operate the Bromley after April, and the theater is scheduled for conversion to a dance hall.

HowardBHaas on December 14, 2008 at 2:55 am

I went by it today. A business, retail perhaps, is going inside. Workers were on the roof doing something.

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