Lehigh Palace Theatre

927 W. Lehigh Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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Previously operated by: Stanley-Warner Theatres

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Postcard of LeHigh Palace, 1908

Located at the busy intersection of W. Lehigh Avenue and Germantown Avenue. The Lehigh Palace Theatre was opened in 1910. In 1916 it was equipped with a Kimball 2 manual 7 ranks organ. It was taken over by the Stanley Theatres chain in 1926 and closed as a silent movie theatre in 1929.

Not to be confused with the Lehigh Theatre at 2516 W. Lehigh Avenue, which operated from 1912 to 1955.

Contributed by Roloff de Jeu

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 26, 2022 at 10:56 am

The trade press reported that the Leigh Palace Company announced this project in 1909 and then built the new Lehigh Palace Theatre in 1910 opening that year. It was located at 937 West Lehigh Avenue. The installation of a Kimball organ in 1916 was the impetus to raise prices from a nickel to a dime. Ten years after it had opened and likely at the beginning of a new 10-year lease, operator Carl Hess gave the Lehigh Palace a new front and box office as well as an interior refresh in 1920. It was purchased by the Stanley Circuit in 1925 which apparently made a decision to not equip the theatre for sound and closed it in 1929.

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