Boro Theatre

6184 Ridge Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19128

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Architects: Gabriel Blum Roth

Functions: Post Office

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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As a Post Office

One of the many neighborhood theatres in Philadelphia. The Boro Theater was opened September 10, 1940 with Nancy Kelly in “Sailor’s Lady”. Built by the Mitchell Theatre Company who operated the Roxy Theatre directly opposite. The seating was all on a single level. The Boro Theatre was closed on December 26, 1949 with Loretta Young in “Mother is a Freshman” & George Reeves in “Thunder in the Pines”.

It was converted into a men’s clothing store and now serves as a Post Office. The Post Office sports the original Streamline Moderne style marquee of the Boro Theatre. Unfortunately, as of late-2022, plans were put forth by a developer to replace much of the block, including the former theatre and another nearby building, a former Woolworth’s store, which also has Streamline Moderne style features, with an apartment block.

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Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

teecee on April 13, 2005 at 10:04 am

According to the tax records, this building is now a store:
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DennisMcG on June 2, 2006 at 5:20 am

The building is still there, with the marquee. When the Boro closed, it was converted into a retail store. Today, it is the Roxborough Post Office (19128). The marquee is still being used, but as a sign, not for lettering. This theatre was right across the street from the Roxy Theatre (closed and demolished) at Ridge and Leverington Avenues.

kencmcintyre on June 22, 2009 at 8:10 pm

It’s still a post office. The function should be changed accordingly.

TheALAN on February 5, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Now I know where to buy a stamp in Roxborough/Manayunk. What I don’t know is what the theater looked like when it was open!

TheALAN on February 27, 2016 at 2:29 pm

I’ve been waiting over two years and I still don’t know what the Boro Theater looked like!

rivest266 on October 6, 2016 at 7:15 pm

September 10th, 1940 grand opening ad in photo section.

dallasmovietheaters on February 12, 2022 at 6:21 pm

The Boro closed December 26, 1949 with “Mother is a Freshman” and “Thunder in the Pines.”

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