Felton Theatre

4800 Rising Sun Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19120

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Louis Magaziner

Firms: Magaziner, Eberhard, and Harris

Functions: Church

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Felton Theatre

Opened in 1919 for Samuel Shapiro, the 1,362-seat Felton Theatre was located in the Feltonville area of Philadelphia on Rising Sun Avenue near Louden Street. In 1925, the Felton Theatre was remodeled by the firm of Magaziner, Eberhard & Harris. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

After the theatre closed, it was used for many years as a warehouse for Sam Eric Theatres, but was reborn in the mid-1990’s as the Felton Supper Club, featuring dining, live acts, and dancing. This was closed in June 2011. By 2015 it had been converted into a church.

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Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

kencmcintyre on May 9, 2009 at 4:20 pm

If it’s being used for live performances, the status should be open, not closed.

kencmcintyre on August 15, 2009 at 9:40 am

Here is an interior photo from the Irviin Glazer theater collection:

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Silicon Sam on August 15, 2009 at 10:13 am

They had a concert there last night. Here’s an article dated last month.

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0123456789 on December 7, 2010 at 7:59 pm

this is a very small theatre.

RickB on May 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm

The future of the “supper club” operation in the former theater is questionable after nine people were shot in the parking lot last weekend; Philadelphia’s mayor wants to shut it down. Philadelphia Inquirer story here.

RickB on June 17, 2011 at 7:41 am

Shut down for a year by the city. Philadelphia Inquirer story at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20110617_Troubled_Feltonville_nightclub_will_stay_closed_for_a_year.html

Handler on July 15, 2021 at 8:25 pm

Was a warehouse for Sam Eric theatres also known as Sam Eric candy company

lazydave on August 27, 2021 at 6:32 pm

When I lived in Philadelphia in 1963-64, I used to go to a theater that showed German-language films. I seem to remember it as being called the Felton Kino. I wonder if this is the place.

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