Airport Theatre

7032 Elmwood Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19142

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Functions: Church

Previous Names: Elm Theatre, Embassy Theatre

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Airport Theatre

Opened around 1920 as the Elm Theatre. It was later renamed Embassy Theatre. In 1942 it was renamed Airport Theatre. It was closed on July 9, 1950 with Warner Baxter in “Crime Doctor’s Diary” & Pat O'Brien in “Flight Lieutenant”.

It was converted into a Union Hall, Local 119 followed by use as a church.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 9, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Here is a larger version of the thumbnail posted by Chuck on 4/2/05:
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TheALAN
TheALAN on February 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

After closing as a theatre, the building served as a union hall for a time. Today it’s a church. The exact address is 7030-34 Elmwood Avenue — Philadelphia PA 19142. Does anyone have a photo of this theatre when it was open? Any other info? Architect, style, operator? Please share.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm

The Elm Theatre dates back at least to 1920. It was renamed the Airport in 1942. The Airport crash landed on July 9, 1950 with “Crime Doctor’s Diary” and Pat O'Brien appropriately in “Flight Lieutenant.” The building was then offered for sale before being auctioned off in 1952 at end of lease.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on August 10, 2022 at 4:07 am

Currently a church.

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