Columbia Theatre

2709 Cecil B Moore Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

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Columbia Theatre

The Columbia Theater was built in 1911 and closed in 1954. It became a Banquet Hall and was demolished in spring of 2023.

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kencmcintyre on December 26, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Columbia is now Cecil B. Moore Avenue. It looks like the building was being used for banquets last year.

TheALAN on January 18, 2014 at 11:49 am

The vertical COLUMBIA sign is gone now but the marquee remains. Today the theater is a catering hall. Roll down shutters cover the entrance and weathered plywood covers the second floor windows. A decrepit parking lot is to the rear.

EsseXploreR on March 19, 2021 at 9:19 am

This theater is set for demolition, with an 18 story tower planned for the site. Unfortunately while the outside of the building remains remarkably intact, the inside was entirely gutted when the structure was converted into a banquet hall. Nothing of the original interior appears to be left.

amby_moho on June 2, 2021 at 7:42 pm

@ EsseXploreR, were you able to obtain entrance to the inside? any idea when it might be demolished?

EsseXploreR on August 6, 2022 at 1:41 pm

Sorry, just seeing this now. I was able to get inside, my picture is in the photos section.

EsseXploreR on May 22, 2023 at 7:06 am

The building has now been completely demolished.

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