3141 Frankford Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Stanley-Warner Theatres
Styles: French Renaissance
The Allegheny Theatre opened in 1912 with Keith vaudeville and was originally designed by the firm of Magaziner & Potter. In 1919 it was taken over by the Stanley Theaters circuit. It was remodeled in 1926 by the firm of Hoffman-Henon Co. It was then presenting vaudeville & movies. On May 23, 1927 a Moeller 3 manual 13 ranks organ was installed. The stage was equipped with eight platform elevators which could be individually set at different heights and the theatre began presenting a stage band policy. By the 1930’s stage presentations were dropped and it became a fulltime movie theatre. The theatre was part of Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. by 1941. and the stage was brought back into use. The theatre, which stood on Frankford Avenue, lasted until its closure on April 9, 1952 with Frank Sinatra in “Meet Danny Wilson” & William Powell in “Treasure of the Lost Canyon” has since been torn down.
A supermarket was built on the site, which was later demolished for a parking lot. By 2013 a Family Dollar store and Dollar Tree operate from the site.
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