Bridesburg Theater

2747 Bridge Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19137

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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)

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!

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).

kencmcintyre on January 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm

This theater has been demolished.