Victoria Theater

913 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The Victoria Theater opened in 1909 as the Nicklette Theater. The architects were Stearns and Castor. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

The Victoria Theater closed in 1949 and was demolished in 1950.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 7, 2005 at 6:55 pm

There is a small photo of the Victoria Theater here:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 20, 2007 at 9:01 am

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 1157 style “H” special was installed in the Victoria Theater on 9/17/1925.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Thats the same photo as on the PAB website. Are these photos from the Irvin R. Glazer Theater Collection?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 15, 2010 at 12:35 am

Here is a better look at the exterior photo, from the Glazer collection:
http://tinyurl.com/ykgrsxq

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 15, 2010 at 12:37 am

The description notes that the architects were Stearns & Castor.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2010 at 5:33 am

In addition to the Victoria, Stearns & Castor (George R. Stearns and Horace W. Castor) designed the similar Eureka Theatre, at Market and 40th, sometime before the firm was dissolved in 1916. I don’t know if the Eureka is listed at Cinema Treasures under some later name or not. If it’s listed, it’s missing the aka Eureka.

Photos and floor plans of both the the Victoria and the Eureka, along with two other theaters by different architects, illustrate an article about movie theaters in a 1915 issue of The Architectural Record.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Ken Roe recently added the Eureka: /theaters/33645/

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

So few comments on what looked like a grand theatre in its day.

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