1727 Snyder Avenue,
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Functions: Office Space
Previous Names: Becker Theatre
Opened as the Becker Theatre in 1919 with a seating capacity of 499. By 1926 it had been enlarged to 700-seats. It became the Venice Theatre by 1931 and around 1935 it was remodeled in an Art Deco style and the seating capacity was reduced to 500. It closed as motion picture theatre in 1952. Around 1954 it was converted into a catering hall. In 1975 it was acquired by Venice Plaza Inc. and operated as a banquet hall.
In 2021, the building was redone to be open office spaces. Philadelphia artist Hannah Taylor painted on the façade a mural of silent film actress Theda Bara as a nod to the movie theatre heritage.
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