Bridesburg Theater

2747 Bridge Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19137

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Previous Names: Elm Theater

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Opening Day at the Bridesburg Theater 1913

The Bridesburg Theater opened August 22, 1913. In 1929 the name was changed to the Elm Theater. In 1932 the name was changed back to the Bridesburg Theater. About a year later the theater closed.

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kencmcintyre on January 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm

This theater has been demolished.

TheALAN on December 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

The Bridesburg Theater was a victim of the Great Depression and closed in 1933. The theater was purchased by the Rohm & Haas Company and converted to a company gymnasium in 1942. The building was demolished in 1967 and is now a well manicured lawn adjacent to Dow Chemical Company parking lots. (Dow Chemical bought Rohm & Haas in 2009).

TheALAN on February 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

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!

Angelo_Bantam67 on December 30, 2017 at 11:49 pm

I believe my great uncle (my great grandfather’s brother), Charles D. Silcox built the Bridesburg Theater. Per a notice in the Phila. Inquirer that he intended to build a movie theater on a lot he had purchased at Bridge and Richmond Sts. (Re: Philadelphia Inquirer – Sunday, December 15, 1912)

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