Fans Theatre

4032 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 8, 2009 at 11:44 am

I’m trying to place this theater at 40th and Market, photo is from 1949. It looks like it says “Ericka” on the marquee. If you recognize it let me know.
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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 15, 2005 at 10:31 am

In 1919 Mr. Edward M. Fay bought the Knickerbocker Theatre and gave it his name. He was also associated with a group of theatres he owned in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was born. One of them, Fays Theatre, also bore his name and was a famous vaudeville house in that city. He had also managed the National Theatre in Rochester and acquired the McKinley Square Theater in Manhattan. This information comes from a biographical entry for Fay in the volume Rhode Island – Three Centuries of Democracy.