Elite Theatre

2716 W. Girard Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Architects: Leroy Berman Rothschild

Functions: Office Space, Retail

Previous Names: Royal Theatre, Girard Palace Theatre, Royal Palace Theatre

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Opened as the Royal Theatre by the end of 1914. Girard Palace by 1914. The architect was Leroy Berman Rothschild and it had 611-seats. It soon became the Girade Palace Theatre and was later called the Royal Palace and by 1926 the Elite Theatre when a Wurlitzer organ was installed.

It closed in 1945 and was used for storage. It has since been demolished.

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TheALAN on July 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

On the PAB site, under images, one image does exist although the quality is poor. If someone has a better photo, it would be appreciated if they would share! Also, in what style was the theater designed and in what year was the building demolished?

TheALAN on July 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

The full address is 2714-18 W. Girard Avenue (19120). Leroy Berman Rothschild, BSA, AIA (1886-1935) of Philadelphia was the architect. The theater was renovated in 1926 with a Wurlitzer theater organ opus 1462 style “D” installed on September 28th. A one-story building (Luxx Nail Spa llo) now stands at 2714 W. Girard Ave. 2716-18 is surface parking.

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