Fairmount Theatre

2552 Ridge Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Firms: Smith & Ericson

Styles: Tudor Revival

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Located at Ridge Avenue and N. 26th Street. The Fairmount Theatre was converted from a market into a movie theatre, opening on September 8, 1913 as a vaudeville theatre. The conversion was carried out to the plans of architectural firm Smith & Ericson. It was renovated in 1914 and began screening movies, with vaudeville still part of the program. A further renovation in 1923 saw the installation of a Kimball 2 manual 8 ranks organ. The Fairmount Theatre closed on August 12, 1958 with William Holden in “The Bridge on the River Kwai” & George Montgomery in “Man from God’s Country”. It was demolished in 1959.

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dallasmovietheaters on March 21, 2022 at 6:40 am

Shooting for an Elizabethan architectural style, the Fairmount Theatre launched September 8, 1913. It was J. Fred Zimmerman’s third theatre. Patterned Weber and Fields' Music Hall, the white exterior theatre with white marble floors was nicknamed, “The Little White House.” Bathed in green and gold on its interior, the theatre would transition from vaudeville and plays to movies. The Stanley-Warner took on the venue modernizing it and later closing it at the end of lease on August 12, 1958 with “Bridge of the River Kwai” and “Man from God’s Country.”

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