Theatre 7000

7000 Market Street,
Upper Darby, PA 19082

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Mikeoaklandpark on July 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm

The apartments were above the theater and had a seperate enterance on the side. This theater had a great screen and beautiful curtians. Back in the 60’s they closed the curtains after each movie andafter the previes before the next feature started. I loved this theater.

bobc316 on July 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

hey mike was the theatre attached to the apartment building ? or was it seperated by an allie way or something. could u go into the theatre to apartments or go to the side doors

Mikeoaklandpark on July 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm

This theater actually had a great auditorium and huge balcony. It also had box sections on orchestra level that were great. They never used theose or the balcony. I was 8 years old when they closed.

bobc316 on July 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm

i asked an older gentleman about the 69th st theatre he said the layout was weired, girls bathroom upstairs boys bathroom downstairs. he said the audithorium was in the basement lol .

bobc316 on March 4, 2011 at 10:07 am

the PARK THEATRE westchester pike heading towards 69th st highland park was built in 1904 sinces that was year plan for the developement of highland park. the theatre was discontinued and demolished in 1958 making way for park self storage. now probably the front part was demolished!! id say held between 700 1200 seats !!

bobc316 on February 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

i was looking thru a newspaper from 1945 there i saw a movie theatre n highland park upper darby called thE PARK THEATRE. the theatre wasnt around in 1963 which means it went out around the 1950s. anymore info on this theatre would be appreciated. the the theatre stood right where PARK SELF STORAGEstone building is now. its almost right across from PICA’S pizza

TLSLOEWS on May 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm

nice 1945 vintage marquee photo.

Tony DeWald
Tony DeWald on October 16, 2009 at 5:39 pm

what address/street corner was this location?

kencmcintyre on August 7, 2009 at 1:21 am

Here is a better view of the 1945 photo:

Patrick H Friel
Patrick H Friel on December 17, 2005 at 8:18 pm

Popular film comedian, W.C. Fields was born in a house next door to the Benn Theatre.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on August 8, 2005 at 1:19 am

The theatres that Rusty A. Miller’s RAM Theatres reopened were: The 69th Street Theatre, The Benn Theatre, and The Parkwood Manor Twin Theatre. I grew up near the Parkwood Manor Twin Theatre, located on Acamdey and Byberry Road in NE Philadelphia. Today, I work for AMC Theatres.

teecee on February 25, 2005 at 9:59 am

Small photos at this link, courtesy of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia:

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veyoung52 on January 21, 2005 at 11:52 pm

The Esquire, formerly a William Goldman house, was located in the Olney section of town, not the Northeast. Last time I was up there, it was a shoestore.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 19, 2004 at 7:12 am

The information above is incorrect. Satnley Warner closed the 69th St in the middle 60’s. The last picture to play there was The Great Race.It was used for boxing matches during the 70’s In the early 80’s a man by the name of Rusty A. Miller ( who bought the Waverly in Drexel Hill from RKO) reopened the 69th St, the Benn and the Esquire in Northeaast Phila. None lasted long. He closed the 69th St because there was no access for handicap restrooms. The men’s room was downstairs and the ladies room was upstairs. The Esuire and Benn were in bad neighborhoods and were vandalized so much he closed both.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on December 12, 2002 at 3:43 am

The 69th Street, The Tower and The Terminal Theatres were part of the heart of Upper Darby, the PTC/Red Arrow/P&W 69th Street Terminal area. Today that legacy is carried by Regal Entertainment Group’s 69th Street Theatre 9 complex on s. 69th Street, 1 block south of The Tower Theatre.