Keystone Theatre

1026 W. Lehigh Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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dallasmovietheaters on February 13, 2022 at 7:06 pm

The Keystone closed permanently after a double feature of “Elephant Walk” and “The Black Glove” supported by fight highlights of the Marciano-Charles boxing match on July 5, 1954. It was used as a house of worship until being auction in 1958. The auction winner had the building razed in 1959.

Adabritt on March 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm

This was the theatre that we went as kids. When they were tearing it down, my sister and I were walking home from school and there was a worker named Johnny from the Cleveland Wrecking Co. who let us walk the theatre and take what we wanted. I took the old dial up phone that was in one of the offices. I was only 12 at the time. I took two placards that said 10 cents and a penny tax to get in. What I didn’t know until I looked on this site that on opening day of this theatre my grandmother performed there. She is billed as “Cotter & Boulden”. What a wonderful surprise. My grandmother Ada Boulden played the banjo and her second husband played the piano. I never knew her. I still have the telephone. It sits on my bookcase.

rivest266 on October 8, 2016 at 11:03 am

The October 22nd, 1911 grand opening ad can be found in the photo section. It opened on the 23rd.

RickB on January 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

This photo, dated May 5, 1959, shows the Keystone just before demolition.