7145 Frankford Avenue,
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Firms: Magaziner & Shapiro
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
The Merben Theater was opened on August 16, 1950 with Van Johnson in “The Big Hangover”. It had seating for 2,100, all on a single floor. It was designed by architects Armand de Cortieux Carroll & William J. Stephenson.
There was a 14-seat television room beneath the foyer. The auditorium, which ran parallel to Frankford Avenue behind seven shop units, was plain in decoration, the only decorative elements being the contour and draw curtains at the screen end.
The Merben Theater was closed on October 6, 1977 with Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky”.
It was later torn down. The space is now a car parking lot, although the adjoining seven shops which were built with the theatre remain, now as a single unit known as Einstein Plaza Mayfair.
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