Princess Theatre

1018 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The Princess Theatre originally opened around 1911. The theatre was located on Market Street near 10th Street. The 446-seat Princess Theatre was remodeled in 1919 by the firm of Hoffman & Henon. By 1941, it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Princess Theatre closed in 1954 and was converted to retail use. The building fell down in the 1990’s and was replaced by a new building, used for retail.

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 18, 2005 at 1:19 am

Was this also known as “Warner’s Princess”? If so, a while after it had opened in New York in August of 1947, Vittorio De Sica’s film “Shoe Shine” played at Warner’s Princess for three weeks. That shattering neo-realist movie about the aftermath of World War II and life in a boys' prison was distributed at the time by Lopert Films, Inc.

kencmcintyre on September 12, 2006 at 12:51 pm

You can see the Princess marquee in this 1941 photo:

HowardBHaas on March 3, 2009 at 11:00 am

27 Oct 1951 Box Office reported that Stanley Corp gave 20 year lease to Spencer Shoe Corp for Princess, which dates from 1913,

TLSLOEWS on July 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Villa Formaly Sneaker Villa is listed at this address now.

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