Crosskeys Theatre

5931 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19139

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Opened in 1914, the Crosskeys Theatre seated 1,995, and was located on Market Street near Salford Street. It was on the same block as the Globe Theatre and Coliseum/Mayfair Theatre. All three theaters were designed by the firm of Hoffman & Henon.

The Crosskeys Theatre operated as a movie house until 1957. Further information on its subsequent history would be appreciated.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 10, 2004 at 2:43 pm

There are some thumbnail photos of the CrossKeys Theater here:
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barrygoodkin
barrygoodkin on June 3, 2006 at 11:16 am

There is a complete description of the Crosskeys and the Philadelphia Theatres in Irv Glazer’s book “Philadelphia Theatre, A-Z. The Crosskeys was part of the Sablosky and McGuirk Vaudeville circuit that became part of the Stanley Company of America and subsequently Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corporation.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Here is a more recent view. The Enforcer art gallery is at 5932 Market. If you pan across the street to the other side of Market, the vacant lot is where the Crosskeys was.
http://tinyurl.com/qwvk94

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm

The theater would have been on the northeast corner of Market and Salford, according to the map.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Always trust the Google map.

William77
William77 on January 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

The spot where the Cross keys once stood is now a parking lot (across the street from the picture). I confirmed the location using the 1942 atlas (link below) and google street view.

http://www.philageohistory.org/tiles/viewer/

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