New Penn Theatre
N. 24th Street and Brown Street,
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Previously operated by: A.M. Ellis Theaters Co,
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Washington Theatre, Washington Palace Theatre, 24th Street Theatre
The Washington Theatre was opened in 1913. In 1920 it was renamed Washington Palace Theatre and a Wurlitzer organ was installed in 1923. In 1928 it was rename 24th Street Theatre, but it was not a success and soon closed. It was wired for sound in 1931 and reopened as the New Penn Theatre. It was given a Streamline Moderne style makeover in 1936 and it was taken over by the A.M. Ellis Theaters chain who were still the operator in 1950. It was closed on July 11, 1954 with “South Seas” & Elizabeth Taylor in “Elephant Walk”. It was demolished in 1956.
A new building, St Hedwig’s Church was built on the site, but this too has been replaced by apartments.
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