Astor Theatre

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

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RickB on February 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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.

kencmcintyre on May 8, 2009 at 3:14 am

The 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.

shoeshoe14 on July 10, 2007 at 12:36 am

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