Byrd Theatre

4720 Baltimore Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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Architects: Isadore W. Levin

Previous Names: Bronson Theatre

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Inside the Byrd Theatre

The Byrd Theatre was opened in 1927 and was initially listed with 1,800 seats. By 1950 it was listed with 1,345 seats. The Byrd Theatre was closed in 1970. The site now serves as a parking lot.

Contributed by Elizabeth Kane

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kencmcintyre on September 12, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Here is an exterior photo from the PAB site mentioned above:

spectrum on December 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm

A modern retro-classic building extends around this part of the block. The theatre was razed long ago.

TheALAN on January 11, 2014 at 4:11 am

The exact address is 4720 Baltimore Avenue (Rt. #13) – Philadelphia PA 19143. Cinema Treasures still has this theater as closed although it’s demolished. Today the site serves as a surface parking lot.

morganfitzp on March 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

The Byrd spanned 4716-4720 Baltimore Ave and was demolished in 1970. I don’t think it was 1,800 seats, more like a third to half that size. There’s been a parking lot in its place since its destruction, flanked by two murals. One of them features an image of the Byrd in tribute.

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