Stonehurst Theatre

480 Long Lane,
Upper Darby, PA 19082

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Previously operated by: A.M. Ellis Theaters Co,

Architects: Clarence Stern Thalheimer, David Daniel Weitz

Firms: Thalheimer & Weitz

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Stonehurst Theatre Drawing

The Stonehurst theatre was opened by 1930. It was remodeled in 1939 to the plans of architectural firm Thalheimer & Weitz. By 1957 the Stonehurst Theatre was operated by A.M. Ellis Theaters, Co. chain. After it closed it was briefly operated as a blowing alley, then became a flea market. Demolished in the 1970’s.

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miragirl on August 15, 2013 at 9:41 am

After some research, I’m not sure the Stonehurst Theatre ever looked like this, it may have been an advertising picture made up for the architectural design for Pittco Store Fronts. I just don’t remember there being a building to the left (as you look) of the theatre that large. Here is an excerpt from the News of Delaware County which shows a drawing of what I remember the theatre looked like in the 70’s.

Blair on September 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

After the theater closed, wasn’t it converted to an Arnold Palmer miniature golf course. I think this is right but am not 100% positive.

BL2E on February 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Having lived just a block from the Theater I would say that the drawing are darn close, I watched many a film there, after it closed it was concerted to a auro repair shop, then it burned to the ground. There was never a miniature gulf course there.

acefromclintonroad on June 20, 2015 at 9:39 am

went there as a child lived on clinton road it was an arnold palmer minature golf course

dallasmovietheaters on January 4, 2018 at 4:02 am

Photos of the 1939 refurbishing job by architects Thalheimer and Weitz in photos

miragirl on February 14, 2018 at 9:34 am

It was never refurbished. These were only drawings, the work was never done.

miragirl on February 14, 2018 at 9:42 am

After it closed as a movie venue, it was briefly a flea market/bowling alley/min. golf course. It did not burn down, it was demolished. The auto repair shop (Shay’s) was next door to the theatre building.

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