Park Theatre

N. 31st Street and W. Diamond Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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dallasmovietheaters on May 7, 2022 at 2:12 pm

The October 10, 1927 opening ad for the Park Theatre with Colleen Moore in “Naughty but Nice” is posted in photos. Muriel Draper was at the Barton Two Console Double Orchestral Organ at the opening show for Equity Theatres Circuit.

The final listing is just shy of its 50th anniversary with the Park going out as a grind house with continuous shows its last day of “Hours of the Damned,” “Young Guns of Texas,” “Khartoum,” and “Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs” on December 4, 1966. No further listings are advertised at the Park. And, if true, it was a memorable final day of operation.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm

There was a Park Theatre operating in Philadelphia in 1922, when the October 22 issue of The Film Daily ran an ad for Warner Brothers with photos of several Warner houses in the city. The Park is at the right of this page.

BobF on August 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

For many years I watched a feature and color cartoons—and usually a serial (such as Naoka, Queen of the Jungle) and waited for the Schwinn Bicycle giveaway. The manager/owner and his daughters presented the bike each week to someone other than me.

For a neighborhood movie theater, they had an amazingly sumptuous balcony with lots of marble—and the restrooms (I can speak only for the men’s) was worth a visit.

kencmcintyre on June 17, 2009 at 12:22 am

Here is an ad for the Park, circa 1950s: