Dell Theatre

4024 W. Girard Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Grant Theatre, Philadelphia PA in 1922

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This theater, designed by the firm of Hoffman & Henon, opened as the Grant Theatre in 1922. It was located on Girard Avenue near 40th Street, not far from Fairmount Park and could seat almost 800. The theatre, later renamed the Dell Theatre, was remodeled in the early-1950’s, but closed in the early-1960’s. It has since been torn down.

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Alan_Kohn_235
Alan_Kohn_235 on July 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

The Dell closed later than 1955, perhaps as late as 1961.

TheALAN
TheALAN on February 20, 2014 at 12:35 am

According to PAB, this theater was built in 1922 and renovated in 1951. It did not close in 1955. It was closed in the early 1960’s according to Bryan.

TheALAN
TheALAN on February 20, 2014 at 4:09 am

Was this the grand opening in 1922? On the marquee —– WILLIAM FOX PRESENTS JOHN GILBERT IN “GLEAM O'DAWN.” John Gilbert (1897-1936) and Barbara Bedford (1903-1981) starred and the film, in b&w and silent, was released by Fox Film Corp. on Sunday, January 8, 1922. Does anyone know if this was, in fact, the opening?

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