Becker Theater

1838 S. 20th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Located at S. 20th Street and Mifflin Street. The Becker Theater was the first of 5 Becker Theatres operated by the Becker Brothers. It was remodeled from a former church building and was the first movie theatre south of Market Street. It was a short lived silent theater. It opened in 1904 and closed in 1906.

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TheALAN on October 4, 2014 at 7:20 am

With 259 seats, this was the first of several theaters that the Becker Brothers would open in the East Passyunk-Pennsport neighborhoods of South Philadelphia. The Becker’s obtained their fame through the circus and carnivals.

TheALAN on April 18, 2015 at 7:35 pm

The actuarial address for this theater was 1838 S. 20th Street (at Mifflin Street) — 19103. The theater was demolished and the site is now fenced in and is used as a park and play area.

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