Princess Theatre

1018 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Paul J. Henon, Jr., William H. Hoffman

Firms: Hoffman-Henon Co.

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Princess Theatre

The Princess Theatre originally opened around 1911. The theatre was located on Market Street near 10th Street. The 446-seat Princess Theatre was remodeled in 1919 by the architectural firm Hoffman-Henon Co. By 1941, it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. October 27, 1951 Box Office reported that Stanley Corp. gave a 20 year lease for the Princess Theatre over to the Spencer Shoe Corp. for retail use. The building fell down in the 1990’s and was replaced by a new building, used for retail.

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 18, 2005 at 3:19 am

Was this also known as “Warner’s Princess”? If so, a while after it had opened in New York in August of 1947, Vittorio De Sica’s film “Shoe Shine” played at Warner’s Princess for three weeks. That shattering neo-realist movie about the aftermath of World War II and life in a boys' prison was distributed at the time by Lopert Films, Inc.

kencmcintyre on September 12, 2006 at 2:51 pm

You can see the Princess marquee in this 1941 photo:

HowardBHaas on March 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm

27 Oct 1951 Box Office reported that Stanley Corp gave 20 year lease to Spencer Shoe Corp for Princess, which dates from 1913,

TLSLOEWS on July 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Villa Formaly Sneaker Villa is listed at this address now.

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