York Theater

2629 W. York Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19132

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

Firms: Hoffman-Henon Co.

Functions: Church

Previous Names: Twentieth Century Motion Picture Parlor, York Palace, York Street Palace

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Opened around 1912 as a large 790-seat nickelodeon named the Twentieth Century Motion Picture Parlor. The architecture firm of Hoffman-Henon Co. are not the original architects. They are responsible for alterations made to this theater in 1927 when the Gibelli Company, famous interior decorators were responsible for a new interior. the seating capacity was reduced to 499. The York Theater was closed on February 5, 1951 with Gregory Peck in “Twelve O'Clock High”. It became a church.

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kencmcintyre on March 12, 2007 at 7:37 pm

The York was a church in 1988.

kencmcintyre on March 24, 2007 at 8:46 pm

Here is a 1988 photo by Michael Putnam:

dallasmovietheaters on May 7, 2022 at 2:56 pm

The York Theatre closed permanently following Gregory Peck in “Twelve O'Clock High” supported by cartoons on February 5, 1951.

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