Posts Tagged ‘Historic theaters’

Marked Potential: Roosevelt Theater

Marked Potential: Roosevelt Theater

September 13, 2016  |  Marked Potential

In Frankford, the Roosevelt Theater faces the El like a careworn sentry guarding the legacy of the city's last movie palaces. Shila Griffith invigorates the empty, ivory giant with a photography and filmmaking center for teens in this month's Marked Potential > more

PHA Inks Deal For Grocery Store For Remade Sharswood

PHA Inks Deal For Grocery Store For Remade Sharswood

August 8, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Another food desert gets a grocery store, turning the page in Point Breeze, former Astor Theater to be demolished, and Penn’s Landing getting ramp > more

First Run: Camden's Claim As Birthplace Of The Drive-in Theater

First Run: Camden’s Claim As Birthplace Of The Drive-in Theater

June 22, 2016  |  Vantage

Drive-in theaters were once synonymous with American automobile culture, summertime, and Saturday night. Now, only approximately 338 are still in operation today. Contributor Bart Everts takes us across the river to Camden where the world's first drive-in was designed and patented > more

Redevelopment Plans For The Royal Theater Go Under Review

Redevelopment Plans For The Royal Theater Go Under Review

June 19, 2015  |  News

Plans to replace the Royal Theater with a 5 story luxury apartment complex and retail space will go before Historical Commission's Architectural Committee next week. Universal Companies and Dranoff Properties has proposed partial demolition of the historic, African American venue, preserving only the building's facade > more

Then & Now: 20th And Market

Then & Now: 20th And Market

March 13, 2015  |  Then & Now

20th and Market has seen its share of change. Once anchored by the mighty Mastbaum movie palace, the block laid vacant for 30 years until two financial district towers rose in its place giving birth to Commerce Square. Jennifer Rodgers lines up the ghosts of Philly past with present day in her new series, Then and Now > more