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I’ve been waiting over two years and I still don’t know what the Boro Theater looked like!
Opening day for the Bridesburg Theater was Friday, August 22, 1913. If anyone has any additional info. about the Bridesburg — newspaper clippings, photos, anything — please share, and thanks!
It was never called “The Fox Tots.” It’s a preschool and a day care center called “Time For Tots.” Still operating, it’s pretty easy to recognize what it is! The marquee tells you!
After the Four Seasons Bistro closed, it became the Clairmont Bistro. A message now says the telephone number is not in service. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.
The Beverly Hills Theatre was built for the Bart R. McClendon circuit, opening on Thursday, August 31, 1944. It was designed in the Art Moderne style by architect Raymond F. Smith, who was also a builder. The auditorium had seating for 812, all on one floor. The McClendon circuit would sell the Beverley Theatre to a company owned by Gene Autry in 1948. Around 1951, the theatre would change hands again when it was aquired by Robb & Rowley of United Artists.
After the theatre closed, it operated as a church of some kind or another for some 50-years. During the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s, it was known as Souls Harbor. Later it would become the LifePoint Church. Today, it’s the Templo De Poder Y Dozo — Spanish Assembly of God Ministries.
How the hell did this sneak in here?
It looks like we have Miller Lite for St. Patrick’s Day!
But does anyone have an exact opening and/or closing date for Patricia? Also, who was the architect and in what style was she designed?
How many car-slots did the Perrin Drive-In have? Also, who was the architect?
Glenn Bianchi says the Bianchi Stadium 11 Theatres opened in June, 1998. Lost Memory, according to his overview, claims they opened in 1996. I tend to believe that Glenn would know! Who is correct?
Also, who was the architect and in what style were the theatres designed?
If anyone can add more to these comments, please do — and thank you!
When did the Shell Drive-In (original name) open and who was the architect? Ken McIntyre says P.J. Nichols bought the theater in 1955, renaming it #1 Drive-In. Who the hell was P.J. Nichols anyway? Ken says it closed around 1970.
The drive-in, at 409 Avenue E – U.S. Hwy. 98 @ 26th St., was demolished and is now home to an Ace Hardware.
The Holiday Art Theatre has been shuttered for at least 8-½ years now. FOR RENT signs (@ $1200) still hang from its marquee, although there doesn’t seem to be any interest! Things are far from perfect in East Frankford, but they’re a 100% better since the dirty movie closed!
Now that’s a marquee!
Not much of a marquee, is it?
This was the SHOW BOAT Drive-In, not the Showboat! Just look at the above photo. Although the drive-in was never actually demolished, mother nature is doing her part in reclaiming the land! Check out the photo section of this site.
As can be seen here, the Show Boat Drive-In is slowly being reclaimed by nature. The Melody Cruise Drive-In continues to survive.
This is what remains of the Show Boat marquee.
This was the entrance to the Show Boat Drive-In, before nature decided to reclaim the land.
Not much here about the Dietrich Theater. Who are these people anyway, TC? I guess they’re the concerned citizens? All we need now is the rest of the story!
Thank you Joe, but I guess we lost this page — “404! That page cannot be found.”
Except for the absence of its marquee and box office, the exterior of the theatre remains intact! Original Buildings on each side of the theatre have been demolished.
Waiting two years for a photo of this theater. I guess no one can help?
The Lincoln Drive-In Theatre was located at 2407 Lincoln Hwy., Trevose, PA. Today, it is part of The Neshaminy Interplex Business Center. In fact, the entrance to the Interplex is approximately where the entrance was for the drive-in. 2707 Roosevelt Blvd./Lincoln Hwy. would put the drive-in somewhere in Roosevelt Memorial Park — a cemetery. Sorry calcync, I think you fell asleep. The “Night of the Living Dead” ended!
If only sci-fi television writer Rod Serling (1924-1975) — “The Twilight Zone” — was still with us! We can only imagine what he could do with this one.