Astor Theatre

722-728 W. Girard Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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RickB
RickB on February 11, 2013 at 2:13 am

If memory serves, a cartoon version of the Astor showed up in an animated Bill Cosby special in the ‘70s. Bill and friends had to go under the terrifying Ninth Street Bridge to get home after watching a movie there. I think the cartoon Astor looked reasonably like the picture shown here, with the name at a point up at the top.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 4, 2012 at 5:28 am

Pictured in 1940 trade ad at bottom of this page: Boxoffice

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 7, 2009 at 4:14 pm

The phillyhistory.org site places this 1961 photo at N. 7th and Girard. It looks like there is a Girard Theater at that spot, but it’s hard to tell exactly.
http://tinyurl.com/qa76zt

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on July 9, 2007 at 1:36 pm

Was mentioned by Bob Hope on the Dick Cavett Show DVD.