Castle Theatre

Frankford Avenue and Amber Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Architects: Paul J. Henon, Jr., William H. Hoffman

Firms: Hoffman-Henon Co.

Previous Names: Amber Pastime Theatre, Amber Theatre, Segall's Castle Theatre

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Located in the East Kensington district to the northeast of the city center, at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Amber Street. The Amber Pastime Theatre was opened in 1910, operating as a movie theatre. In 1912 vaudeville was added to the programing. In September 1920 under new management the theatre was redecorated and a Kimball organ was installed. It was renamed Amber Theatre. In 1926 it was remodeled and new seating was installed. It reopened on October 11, 1926 as Segall’s Castle Theatre. Architectural firm Hoffman-Henon Co. were responsible for the redo which included new lighting fixtures and wall murals. In 1931 under new management it was renamed Castle Theatre. It was closed in 1936 and was eventually demolished to construct a new building on the site.

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